• Short Summary

    THE VETERAN YACHTSMAN, FRANCIS CHICHESTER, SET OFF FROM PLYMOUTH TODAY FOR A GRUELLING ONE-MAN VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD.

  • Description

    THE VETERAN YACHTSMAN, FRANCIS CHICHESTER, SET OFF FROM PLYMOUTH TODAY FOR A GRUELLING ONE-MAN VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD. AMONG HIS STORES WAS A BOTTLE OF VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE WHICH HE WILL OPEN NEXT MONTH FOR A LONE CELEBRATION OF HIS 65TH BIRTHDAY.

    ALL SHIPS IN THE AREA FLEW GOOD LUCK SIGNALS AND BLASTED A FAREWELL ON THEIR SIRENS AS THE 38-FOOT (12 METRE) GIPSY MOTH IV SAILED UNDER BILLOWING SAILS INTO THE ATLANTIC, HEADING FOR AUSTRALIA.

    CHICHESTER CARRIED 600 POUNDS (270 KG) OF STORES FOR HIS 28,500-MILE (45,000 KM) JOURNEY. THE VOYAGE WILL NOT BE THE FIRST SOLO JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD, BUT THE ROUTE - BY THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, AUSTRALIA, AND CAPE HORN - IS PROBABLY THE LONGEST TAKEN BY A ONE-MAN YACHT.

    CHICHESTER HOPES TO REACH SYDNEY IN LESS THAN 100 DAYS, THE TIME USUALLY TAKEN BY THE GREAT TRADE CLIPPERS OF THE 19TH CENTURY OVER A SHORTER ROUTE. HE HAS ALREADY MADE SIX ATLANTIC CROSSING DURING A LIFETIME OF SOLD VOYAGES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA977Z2HAZMVG9S7G5TOAY2KPAI
    Media URN:
    VLVA977Z2HAZMVG9S7G5TOAY2KPAI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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