2015-07-02 / Front Page

Wave Bon Voyage!

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to sail around the world solo and nonstop, set out July 1 on Grey Power against 19 other competitors on the 2,800-mile Transatlantic Race 2015 from Newport to Cornwall, England. The 76-year-old skipper was joined by just three crew members. The largest, fastest, and most powerful boats in the three-start race will set sail on Sunday, July 5. The best vantage point to view the start is at Castle Hill. The yachts should be in the vicinity of Castle Hill Light at least an hour before the 1:50 p.m. warning signal and may be seen from the Jamestown shore as well, and then from Newport’s Brenton Point and Jamestown’s Fort Wetherill and Beavertail State Park as the fleet heads out the East Passage on their way across the Atlantic. (Photo courtesy of Robin Knox- Johnston, Inset by Jan Harley/Media Pro)


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