Sir Robin Knox-Johnston auctions prize teddy for charity

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and his auctioned teddy
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and his auctioned teddy
The Tangmere roundabout. Picture: Kate Shemilt

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LEGENDARY sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has raised more than £2,000 for charity after auctioning off a teddy bear.

The veteran sailor, 75, finished third after racing in the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe race in November.

He also raised money by auctioning off his shorts that had come with him on his 20-day solo voyage.

They raised £165 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

More than 40 years have gone by since Sir Robin made history by becoming the first man to sail solo and non-stop around the globe in 1968-69.

He runs the international Clipper Race, based in Gosport.