Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Adam Has A Cool Idea - Let's Make April 22nd Something Special!

No, that's not Adam, that's Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, winner of a tremendously famous sailing race, and Suhaili (image copied from YachtPals.com).

This not being a sailing blog really (although it sort of used to be, weird how my sailor self apparently went on shore leave & never found her way back - well, you know how those sailors are - maybe this summer will be better), I won't assume everybody knows about him or that famous race, the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race -- it was a race to become the first person in history to singlehandedly sail a sailboat around the world non-stop. For more info, here are Wikipedia articles about Sir Knox-Johnston and the Golden Globe Race.

April 22nd, 2009 is the 40th anniversary of the successful completion of that first ever non-stop solo sail around the globe, and Adam from Messing About In Boats has sent out the call for sailing bloggers one and all to make April 22nd Robin Knox-Johnston Day on the web. I think it's a great idea, I'll definitely be joining in the fun - any other kayak bloggers (or rowing bloggers, or windsurfing bloggers, or other assorted boating bloggers) want to join in? Adam said sailing blogs, but heck, don't need to be a sailor to appreciate an amazing feat like that!

After all, who among us hasn't at least pipe-dreamed of a epic voyage around one rock or another?

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