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4 May 2007, 11:47 am
KNOX-JOHNSTON Finishes In Bilbao
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VELUX 5 OCEANS 2006-2007
Bilbao, Spain

British solo sailing legend Sir Robin KNOX-JOHNSTON has crossed the finish line of the VELUX 5 OCEANS in Bilbao, Spain at 11:22:03 local time (09:22:03 UTC). The 68 year old sailor completed the third and final leg of the VELUX 5 OCEANS onboard SAGA Insurance after a transatlantic sprint that started in Norfolk, USA 16 days, 17 hours and 2 minutes ago.
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The challenge started on 22 October 2006 when the fleet left Bilbao. Six month later and after 159 days, 12 hours and 42 minutes at sea, KNOX-JOHNSTON's result marks an extraordinary achievement. First man to ever complete a solo circumnavigation in 1969, KNOX-JOHNSTON, now 68, sails into the history books after completing this historic solo voyage.

About The Race

The VELUX 5 OCEANS is the longest race for any individual in any sport. Over the first few days, the fleet will make their way along the northern coast of Spain to Cape Finistère where they will turn south towards the Southern Ocean. However, all of the skippers know that this race is a marathon and not a sprint. During the 30,000 miles sailed in the VELUX 5 OCEANS race, the yachts will encounter some of the most extreme sea and weather conditions on the planet.

For a complete list of all the news about the VELUX 5 OCEANS 2006-2007 CLICK HERE.

Justine Ozoux (As Amended by ISAF), Image, Sir Robin KNOX-JOHNSTON has arrived in Bilbao:© onEdition
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