Maunie of Ardwall

Maunie of Ardwall

Tue Apr 23 11:57 2019 NZST
Run: 65.3nm (118.2km)
50 12.539N 005 02.073W
Weather: Hazy sun, 10 knots easterly, 1001mb

Anchored off Trelissick House on the River Fal after entertaining day yesterday. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston marked the 50 years since his homecoming as the first person to circumnavigate solo and non-stop in his 32ft wooden ketch Suhaili. He sailed the beautifully restored boat across the finish line at exactly 15.24, the time of his finish in 1969, and we joined a flotilla of about 40 boats to follow him. Quite a moment.


Suhaili and some of the supporting fleet
Suhaili, built by Knox-Johnston and friends in India, heads back to Falmouth
The view of the fleet from Maunie
Sir Robin, now 80, and a fine vessel in the background

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