Title: Gipsy Moth Circles the World
Publisher: Coward McCann, NY
Publication Date: 1967
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good +
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First American Edition
First printed 1967. Jacket in mylar cover. 267 very clean and tight pages. Includes lots of photographs. At 65 years of age Sir Francis tells his story of his 226-day lone voyage including the conquest of Cape Horn. Some fading bottom of cover. Tear at top of cover and some scuffing. Bookseller Inventory # 005780
Synopsis: 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.
Product Description: Book of the Month Club Hardback with worn and torn dust cover.
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