Gipsy Moth Circles the World (The Sailor's Classics #1)
This work tells the story of Frances Chichester, who aged 65, set out alone from Plymouth in his 53-foot ketch "Gypsy Moth VI" in August 1966 and sailed eastward around the world through the wild Southern Ocean, stopping only once - the first to accomplish this - in Sydney. Only nine yachts had previously circumnavigated by way of Cape Horn, and of them six had been capsized or somersaulted at least once. This 28,000-mile voyage, completed in May 1967, established new records for speed and endurance, captured the imagination of the world, and earned a knighthood for Chichester upon his return.
Specifications of Gipsy Moth Circles the World (The Sailor's Classics #1)
|Author||Sir Francis Chichester, Jonathan Raban|
|Publisher||International Marine Publishing|
|Number Of Pages||304|
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