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After First Solo Non-Stop Worldwide Sail, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, In Newport, Still Competing

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The first man to sail non-stop around the world by himself (in 1968) is in Newport this week preparing for the Transatlantic Ocean Race, which kicks...

The first man to sail non-stop around the world by himself (in 1968) is in Newport this week preparing for the Transatlantic Ocean Race, which kicks off this weekend.

Now at age 76, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is skippering is one of nearly 40 teams participating in the 3,000 nautical mile race from Newport to Cornwall England. He sat down with Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender on his boat in Newport harbor to talk about his life-long career in sailing.

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After First Solo Non-Stop Worldwide Sail, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, In Newport, Still Competing
After First Solo Non-Stop Worldwide Sail, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, In Newport, Still Competing