Wednesday 22 April 2009

22nd April - Robin Knox-Johnston Day on the Web

Well today's the day, and inspired by Adam at Messing About in Sailboats, we wandered down to the Elephant Boatyard, where Suhaili - RKJ's ketch has been lying ashore, to celebrate the day and show young Joseph a piece of yachting history.

What a surprise then to find that she was gone, launched on Monday, presumably in order to attend a 40th anniversary event elsewhere.

Oh well, it's only a short walk back up the hill, to a celebratory lunch of frankfurters, corned beef and baked beans.

Congratulations Sir Robin, you've been an inspiration to many of us for the past 40 years.


  1. Yeah I read somewhere that RKJ and Suhaili are at St Katharine Docks near Tower Bridge in London for some ceremonies today. Oh well, I bet your ceremony would have been more fun!

  2. Tillerman - you're right -

    "Speaking at the Mala Indian restaurant at St Katherine Docks, Central London - with Suhaili, his record-making boat resplendent in the courtyard outside ..."


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