Robin Davie has sea in his blood. He grew up on the beaches of Cornwall and followed the Sunday Times Golden Globe race in 1968, thinking “I’ll do that One Day”. After spending 20 years in the British Merchant Navy, Davie competed against Don McIntrye in Class 2 of the 1990 BOC Challenge Around Alone Race, going on to make his second and third solo circumnavigations in the 1994 and 1998 BOC races.
He was dismasted thousands of miles from Cape Horn in the 1994 race and sailed under jury rig around the Cape to the Falkland Islands.
His first circumnavigation was in a yacht named Spirit of Cornwall and he hopes to represent this County again during this Race. Since his last circumnavigation, Robin has remained in the USA driving taxis for a living. Now retired, he has returned to Britain, bought a Rustler 36 and is now preparing in earnest. Robin remains passionate about the Golden Glob Race. The first event back in 1968/9 inspired him to take up solo sailing, and to compete in the 50th Anniversary edition seems, he says to be a fitting retirement plan.
Davie writes: “Having done 3 races with stops, Don’s Golden Globe Race reignites the passion, presents a rare opportunity to finally complete the original dream of sailing around the world solo without stops.”