Francis Chichester

Sir Francis Chichester was a pioneering aviator and solo sailor. He is best known for being the first person to sail single-handedly around the world by the clipper route, and the fastest circumnavigator, in his boat Gipsy Moth IV, between 1966 and 1967. He was also a successful businessman, author, and navigator. His books about his voyages became bestsellers and inspired generations of sailors and adventurers.


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  1. 1. Gipsy Moth Circles the World

    This book chronicles the author's solo sailing journey around the globe in his yacht, the Gipsy Moth IV. Battling harsh weather conditions, loneliness, and equipment failure, he successfully circumnavigates the world, starting and ending in England, and becoming the first person to do so by the clipper route, and the fastest circumnavigator, in nine months and one day overall. The book details his adventure and the challenges he faced, providing an intimate look at the world of sailing and exploration.