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    FRANCIS CHICHESTER AND HIS YACHT, GIPSY MOTH FOUR, ARE IN SYDNEY HARBOUR PREPARING FOR THE SECOND LEG OF THE BRITISH SAILOR'S EPIC SOLO VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD.

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    CHICHESTER: "THE CRAFTSMEN HERE IN THE BOATYARD HAVE BEEN DOING A LOT OF WORK ON THE BOAT AND I HAVEN'T ACTUALLY BEEN WORKING ON IT WITH MY HANDS AT ALL."



    REPORTER: "DO YOU THINK THE WORK AROUND THE KEEL IS GOING TO MAKE IT MORE STABLE IN THE WATERS AROUND CAPE HORN?"



    CHICHESTER: "YES, I THINK SO. I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE'VE HAD SAILING TRIALS. I'D LIKE TO HAVE SAILING TRIALS BEFORE I TALK ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE OF THE BOAT. I DON'T KNOW HOW IT WILL BE CHANGED UNTIL WE'VE HAD THE TRIALS."



    REPORTER: "WHEN ARE THE TRIALS GOING TO TAKE PLACE?"



    CHICHESTER: "AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, I HOPE DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO."



    REPORTER: "WILL THE FACT OF SAILING AROUND SYDNEY HARBOUR OR JUST OFF THE COAST, WILL THAT GIVE YOU ANY INDICATION AS TO HOW THE BOAT WILL HANDLE IN THE PACIFIC OR THE ATLANTIC?"




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FRANCIS CHICHESTER AND HIS YACHT, GIPSY MOTH FOUR, ARE IN SYDNEY HARBOUR PREPARING FOR THE SECOND LEG OF THE BRITISH SAILOR'S EPIC SOLO VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD.

    MR. CHICHESTER BROUGHT GIPSY MOTH FOUR TO AUSTRALIA FROM BRITAIN ROUND THE SOUTHERN TIP OF AFRICA, SAILING THE ROUTE TAKEN BY THE OLD CLIPPERS.

    NOW HE HOPES TO LEAVE SYDNEY SOON ON THE RETURN VOYAGE TO BRITAIN...VIA CAPE HORN. IF HE SUCCEED, HE WILL BECOME THE FIRST MAN TO HAVE SAILED AROUND THE WORLD ALONE VIA CAPE HORN. HE'S BEEN GIVEN STRONG WARNINGS NOT TO ATTEMPT THE DANGEROUS VOYAGE.

    GIPSY MOTH FOUR IS BACK IN THE WATER AFTER A COMPLETE REFIT. BOAT BUILDERS HAVE THOROUGHLY OVERHAULED THE YACHT'S ENGINE, SAILS, MASTS AND RADIO, AND REBUILT THE KEEL. NOW MR. CHICHESTER IS READY TO START SEA TRIALS. AT THE BOATYARD, HE SPOKE TO A REPORTER....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3T8NWTBJVAP29PMBLK2KOL6VC
    Media URN:
    VLVA3T8NWTBJVAP29PMBLK2KOL6VC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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