Sailing in Edingburgh, Scotland

Over 100 years ago this month many of the elite sailors of the world converged on Edinburgh for the great Sir Robin Knox-Johnston Opening of the International Sailing Tournament held in the City of Edinburgh.

Held in July, the event was one of the most exciting events of the year. The vessel design of the IYR world could be likened to that of the Royal Edinburgh Institution – the weather permitting, of course – was called the Abercrombie with the president/designer at that time, not surprisingly the renowned Captain Robin Knox-Johnston at its helm.

If you’re a contemporary spectator or an enthusiast and would like to learn more about modern day high seas affairs then watch the latest exhibition at the National Maritime Museum of Scotland this Friday, June 7.

The Official Sailing Magazine and board member of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston Memorial Association, Paul Jardine will take part in a conversation with an Evening Express photographer about the legacy of Robin Knox-Johnston on stage at The Old Fruitmarket on Saturday, June 8, at 7pm.