Deep Water | 2006
Clip Name: The-Last-Part
Man: Morning of Tuesday, April 22nd.
Plymouth awaits the arrival of Robin Knox-Johnston
aboard his 32' ketch "Suhaili,"
now only a few miles away from the finish
where he'll become the first man
to sail around the world on his own, nonstop,
a journey which has lasted 312 days.
The crowds now pouring in all around the Cornwall Coast;
Binoculars and telescopes are out.
As his bows cross the line,
a cannon should be fired,
and the voyage will be over.
There he is. Look at the smile.
He really is enjoying this. This is tremendous.
And the cannon is gone,
and Robin Knox-Johnston and "Suhaili"
have sailed nonstop
around the world.
Knox-Johnston: It was all a bit of a dream.
You look at all these people and say,
"I've done this, this thing that people said you couldn't do.
I've done this now."
I don't have to come yell, scream, shout about it.
Man: Robin Knox-Johnston came out onto the balcony
to acknowledge the cheer.
He's the first ever to round the world alone nonstop.
He's averaged 92 miles a day
on this marathon voyage.
It's not enough to win him the cash prize
for the fastest time, because Nigel Tetley
and Donald Crowhurst are still battling it out
in the Atlantic.
Swinton: All eyes now turned to the contest
for the fastest voyage.
Either Nigel Tetley or Donald Crowhurst
was about to become the most famous man in Britain.