Saga Insurance is sponsoring Sir Robin Knox-Johnston as he competes in the VELUX 5 Oceans round the world yacht race.
He will set sail in his yacht 'Saga Insurance' from Bilbao, Spain on 22 October.
At 67, Sir Robin is the oldest - and the most experienced - competitor in the race and completing this, the ultimate solo challenge, proves that age is no barrier to achieving your goals. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person to sail non-stop round the world in 1969.
The Velux 5 Oceans event is a single-handed round the world yacht race. It has taken place every four years since 1982.It is the longest and toughest event, for any individual in any sport.
In 2006, the event gets tougher. The legs between ports get longer. The stopovers are fewer and more compact - with a shorter window of preparation for the next leg.
By the end of it the skippers will have sailed 30,000 miles of ocean alone, facing all the extremes that nature can throw at them.
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