If you missed my post last month, I am trying to start a movement to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Robin Knox-Johnstons' non-stop, solo circumnavigation on April 22nd, winning the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race.
Robin Knox-Johnston, is excuse the cliche, a true legend of sailing and adventure. Even now, a nons-top solo circumnavigation feat is still regarded as the Everest of sailing. In this year's Vendee Globe, only 10 of the 30 who entered the race completed. Imagine what it was like to undertake this feat in 1969. Here is what RKJ had to say in his own words:
'Psychologically then there was the worry of not knowing whether a non-stop voyage was possible. Nor did anyone know what sort of boat was right for the task. We navigated as Captain James Cook had 200 years before, had no weather forecasts, no emergency beacons and no reliable communications. You judged the weather to come from barometer readings and studying the clouds."
Join me in celebrating the 40th anniversary by making April 22nd Robin Knox-Johnston Day of the Web. Here are three ways you can show your support:
1. Blog about it: On April 22nd do a post congratulating RKJ - whatever you think is an appropriate message - then link to another blog who should in turn do a congratulatory post, again linking to another blog, etc, creating a chain of bloggers and a virtual Robin Knox-Johnston Day.
2. Post to The Wall on Facebook: I created a group in Facebook to make April 22nd RKJ Day on the Web. You can join it here. Best way to show your support is to post to the wall. Do it anytime and I will copy the posts over to this blog.
3. Twitter: Do a tweat on April 22nd, including #RKJ in the text. I will find it and post in on this blog.
If you have other ideas about how to show your support, please let me know and I will help spread the word.
Please email me and let me know if you will be taking part.