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National Treasures - Sir Robin onboard his beloved yacht Suhaili in Gosport.<br />
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Sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has fired a broadside at the 'bureaucrats' who refused to list his record-breaking yacht on a register for nationally important vessels - because it is 7ins too short.<br />
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The decision has put the future of the Suhaili in jeopardy as the 78-year-old is now seriously considering taking her to America to be cared for when he is no longer able to look after her.<br />
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1968 Golden Globe Race which saw the British adventurer become the first person to single-handedly sail non-stop around the world. <br />
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Sir Robin set off from Falmouth, Cornwall, on Suhaili on June 14, 1968 and returned to great fanfare on April 22, 1969 after his epic 312 day voyage.