A Cornish yachtsman missing at sea for three days has sparked major concern – with the coastguard issuing an ‘All Ships Alert’ for the solo yachtsman, Robin Davie.
The 67 year old, was due to return to his home port of Falmouth, Cornwall, on Tuesday following a 300 mile solo cross-Channel voyage from Les Sables d’Olonne, France.
Robin has already completed three successful solo trips and set out on his latest voyage from the French port at 10am on Saturday, January 5.
He told his brother Rick to expect him home on Tuesday, but since he left for sea, nothing has been heard of him since, reports Cornwall Live.
On Wednesday morning, he was reported ‘overdue’ to the UK Maritime Coastguard Falmouth.
They have sent out an alert to all shipping in the area since then.
No EPIRB signal from Robin’s boat has been detected.
The experienced sailor had entered the 2018 Golden Globe Race (GGR) before he ran out of time to complete his preparations.
He was intending to compete in the next GGR solo round the world race in 2022.
Robin served in the British Merchant Navy for 20 years and competed in the first BOC Challenge Around Alone Race in 1990 in yacht named Spirit of Cornwall ,
He went went on to make his second and third solo circumnavigations in the 1994 and 1998 races.
During the 1994 race he was dismasted thousands of miles from Cape Horn and sailed under jury rig around the Cape to the Falkland Islands.
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