… and more boats, and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
17 September 2014
They seek him here, they seek him there… they seek that yachtsman everywhere… Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (picture) has very kindly agreed to give us an interview for our Maritime Media Awards film ‘Boat Nation’, but actually getting that interview … is another story. Prob 1: I miss him on our Day 2 at the Boat Show. Damn. But he’ll do it at his boat in Gosport. Prob 2: Getting to Gosport. Big taxi bill. Prob 3: Where the hell is his marina???? Gosport’s city fathers clearly think it’s fun not to signpost anything, even major attractions and revenue-raisers like marinas. Find him in the end though and he does triff interview. And no I’m not being luvvie: it is very kind of him to fit us in, as he’s late-stage preparing for another solo voyage in his boat Grey Power.
Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.
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