Created: 16 Jan 2008 12:09
Updated: 28 Jan 2008 13:28

Sir Robin Knox Johnson

Club president Sir Robin Knox-Johnston won the prestigious Raymarine/YJA Yachtsman of the Year for an unprecedented third time, for his amazing circumnavigation of the globe in the VELUX 5 Oceans race last year. Sir Robin, receiving the award last week, said: I wasnt expecting this, it has come as a complete surprise. Nominated alongside disabled sailor Geoff Holt, Skandia GBR Team members Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson, and fellow VELUX 5 OCEANS competitor Mike Golding, Sir Robin said it was a tremendous honour to be chosen from such a great group of people. It is the UKs top yachting trophy and something Im very proud of winning.