• Short Summary

    Britain's intrepid modern day sailor, Sir Francis Chichester, set sail from Plymouth Sound yesterday (Friday) at the start of a voyage during which he hopes to establish a world yachting record.

  • Description

    Britain's intrepid modern day sailor, Sir Francis Chichester, set sail from Plymouth Sound yesterday (Friday) at the start of a voyage during which he hopes to establish a world yachting record. Sir Francis, sailing across the Atlantic from West Africa to Nicaragua, South America, hopes to average 200 miles (320 Kms) a day.

    Sir Francis is sailing a new yacht, Gypsy Moth V, built at a cost of GBP50-thousand Sterling. Now aged 69, Sir Francis was knighted after his epic solo voyage around the world between 1966 and 1967.

    The 4,000 mile (6,400 k.m.) voyage from Portuguese Guinea to Nicaragua will begin in January.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB00H4Z490ROIL883QU8IB6KTY
    Media URN:
    VLVAB00H4Z490ROIL883QU8IB6KTY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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