• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH SOLD YACHTSMAN, MR. FRANCIS CHICHESTER, TODAY PUT THROUGH HER PACES ON THE RIVER?

  • Description

    THE BRITISH SOLD YACHTSMAN, MR. FRANCIS CHICHESTER, TODAY PUT THROUGH HER PACES ON THE RIVER THAMES HIS KETCH, GYPSY MOTH IV, ON WHICH WILL SET SAIL LATER THIS MONTH ON A ROUND-THE-WORLD VOYAGE OF 28,500 MILES TO AUSTRALIA AND BACK.

    MR. CHICHESTER WILL BE SETTING OUT FROM PLYMOUTH, DEVON, ON AUGUST 27 ON A VOYAGE NEVER BEFORE ATTEMPTED BY A SOLO YACHTSMAN. HE WILL FOLLOW THE DANGEROUS PATHS OF THE FAMOUS AUSTRALIAN WOOL CLIPPERS. HE HOPES TO COMPLETE THE ROUND VOYAGE IN 230-DAYS AND WILL HAVE ONLY ONE PORT OF CALL: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, WHERE HE WILL SPEND 30-DAYS BEFORE LEAVING ON HIS NON-STOP RETURN VOYAGE TO ENGLAND VIA CAPE HORN.

    ON SEPTEMBER 17, SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF THE AZORES AND HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY FROM ANY PORT, MR. CHICHESTER WILL CELEBRATE HIS 65TH BIRTHDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2P9CVNK9GBAPY9XGIGP3OHVA
    Media URN:
    VLVA2P9CVNK9GBAPY9XGIGP3OHVA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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