J.F.O.W. SIR ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON – RUNNING FREE
JERSEY OPERA HOUSE / THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER / 20.00 – 21.15 / £15
When Robin Knox-Johnston sailed in to Falmouth in April 1969 onboard his 32-foot yacht Suhaili, he made history. He had become the first man ever to circumnavigate the globe non-stop and single handed. His journey had last 312 days, and he’d had to battle against storms and huge waves to make his way home.
Fifty years on from that record-breaking voyage, Running Free is Knox-Johnston’s vivid account of a life lived to the full, an action-packed, rollercoaster ride across the high seas, where mistakes can prove fatal. Knox-Johnston writes with pride about Britain’s great maritime tradition, and his insatiable appetite for life shines through on every page.
Interviewing Sir Robin will be writer and festival patron Cathy Rentzenbrink.