On May 27 you can meet (for free) the man who made sailing history


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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston onboard his Open 60 yacht, Grey Power ahead of the start of the Route du Rhum.
Sit Robin Knox-Johnston

On Saturday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Galata Museo del Mare Auditorium, with free admission, nautical journalist Fabio Pozzo will talk with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the sailing legend who was the first man to win the legendary solo round-the-world race in 1969. An unmissable appointment with the history of sailing.

Robin Knox-Johnston at the finish of the round-the-world race in 1968

Robin Knox-Johnston, the legend

Sir Robin is the first man to circumnavigate the globe solo non-stop, the only one to arrive with his boat Suhaili after 312 days at sea in the legendary 1968/69 Golden Globe, the race that saw Bernard Moitessier drop out of the race and choose his “long route” to the Pacific to “save his soul,” but also drive Donald Crowhurst mad and perhaps kill himself.

Having passed into history, Sir Robin did not stop: has completed two more round-the-world races, one in pursuit of the speed record in the Jules Verne Trophy (non-stop crewed) with the multihull Enza and the last, at age 68, in the Velux 5 Oceans (in stages, solo), with Giovanni Soldini’s former Fila. In his bag as a sailor, many other regattas, including the Whitbread, today’s The Ocean Race, and in his guise as an entrepreneur, the building of several marinas and the conception of the Clipper Race, the crewed round-the-world round-the-world race open to all. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1969, knighted in 1995. He has served as president of the Sail Training Association.

Other meetings in Blue

The appointment with Robin Knox-Johnston is as part of the “Meetings in Blue” series. Meetings in Blue will continue on Saturday, June 10, with Francesca and Rachele Fogar, a meeting dedicated to their father Ambrogio Fogar, who will be told by their daughters. A man whose time has come to remember: he brought adventure into the homes of Italians, he even braved the sea, he remains one of the few Italians who made the non-stop solo round-the-world trip against the prevailing winds and currents.

Thursday, Sept. 21, Massimo Perotti, president and ceo of the Sanlorenzo Group, the world’s second-largest producer of superyachts. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Genoa International Boat Show as an after show.

On Tuesday, October 10, as part of the Genoa Shipping Week 2023 program, there will be a meeting with Costanza Musso, CEO of Grendi Group, transportation and shipping lines, to continue with the review of women in shipping.

Closing the 2023 review on Nov. 18 will be Chiara Obino, a freediver, one of five women who dive beyond -100 m, but also an entrepreneur and physician.

All meetings with free admission with major national and international figures related to the world of the sea will be held at the Galata Sea Museum in Genoa at 6:30 p.m. except the one with Massimo Perotti, president and ceo of the Sanlorenzo Group, on 2Sept. 1, which will be held at the International Boat Show at 7 p.m. As an event after salon.

The most relevant review on the theme of the sea in Italy, aimed at promoting the culture of the sea in its various forms, is conceived and directed by journalist and writer Fabio Pozzo, desired by the City of Genoa, Mu.MA Istituzione Musei del Mare e delle Migrazioni, Genova Cultura Scarl, and realized with contributions from numerous sponsors and partners at the Galata Museo del Mare in Genoa and the International Boat Show.



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