Gipsy Moth Circles the World

Francis Chichester


From time immemorial, few narrative genres have had the ability to so stir the feelings or captivate the mind's eye because the actual account of a lone adventurer's conquer the mammoth forces of nature. one of the handful of such stories to emerge within the 20th century, probably the most enduring without doubt needs to be Sir Francis Chichester's account of his solitary, nine-month trip world wide in his 53-foot ketch Gipsy Moth IV. the tale of the way the sixty-five-year-old navigator singlehandedly circumnavigated the globe, the entire approach combating opposed seas in addition to his boat's quite a few layout flaws, is a story of superhuman tenacity and patience to be learn and reread via sailors and armchair adventurers alike.

First released in 1967, simply months after the of completion of Chichester's ancient trip, Gipsy Moth Circles the World was once an fast overseas best-seller. It encouraged the 1st solo around-the-world race and is still a undying testomony to the spirit of adventure.

Francis Chichester's 1967 singlehanded circumnavigation set a blazing checklist for pace. He accomplished the voyage with only one cease and 226 days at sea. It used to be an grand functionality; that he was once sixty-five years outdated made it the extra so. Chichester then sat right down to write one of many nice narratives of contemporary voyaging.

"A outstanding feat, a relocating tale of conquest by way of the unquenchable human spirit, a made up our minds previous man's gesture of defiance on the glossy global. Such used to be the voyage; his ebook is an exceptional account of it with not anything left out."--Alan Villiers, Saturday Review

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