50th anniversary of the Golden Globe Race, Falmouth
2018 will see the 50th anniversary of the original Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, where Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s victory win meant he was the first person to sail solo around the Globe. Falmouth is set to host the start and finish of the 2018 race, with competing yachts based in Pendennis Marina. The 300 day race will begin using the historic gun emplacement on Pendennis Point overlooking Falmouth Harbour. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall will be putting on a major exhibit in 2018 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the original Sunday Times Golden Globe Race.