A World of My Own

12 Jun 2019 to 8 Sep 2019
National Maritime Museum
National Maritime Museum
Discovery Quay
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 3QY
One of the Greatest sea adventures of all time.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston was considered the underdog by many in the 1968-69 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. So it was with surprise he became the first person to sail single handed and non-stop around the world. There were times it may have even surprised him as he struggled to raise the funds needed to take part, faced 80-foot waves, battled appendicitis, made repairs in shark infested waters and losing radio contact for four months – a journey for the brave. Setting off from Falmouth in Suhaili the exhibition documents his exhilarating voyage and the emotional return to this town.

A World of My Own features photographs and objects from Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s personal collection and celebrates fifty years since his remarkable journey. 

This exhibition is free to attend as part of the entrance fee to National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

 

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