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Knox-Johnston returns to solo ocean racing

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, will return to his solo ocean racing roots this November when he takes part in French single-handed classic, the Route de Rhum on his Open 60 entry, Grey Power.

The founder of the Clipper Race and first ever man to sail solo, non-stop around the world in 1968/69, will compete in the 10th anniversary edition of the 3,500 mile Transatlantic race from St Malo, France, which starts on Nov. 2.

Knox-Johnston last did this race in 1982 in his 70-foot catamaran Olympus, better known as Sea Falcon. He is the oldest participant entered so far at the age of 75.

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