Robin Knox-Johnston aboard Suhaili at the finish of the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race- Photo Bill Rowntree/PPL

The 2018 Golden Globe Race will test the mettle of modern sailors by limiting them to the same types of yachts and equipment available in 1968/9.

Yacht wreckage at Redcar

Investigations indicate the vessel was an Oday 22 sailing yacht and wreckage colours are blue, white and red with a section of the stern marked Hartlepool.