• Short Summary

    BY A MARGIN OF THREE MINUTES, VETERAN YACHTSMAN FRANCIS CHICHESTER ACHIEVED HIS AMBITION ON MONDAY OF CROSSING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN SINGLE HANDED IN UNDER 30 DAYS.

  • Description

    BY A MARGIN OF THREE MINUTES, VETERAN YACHTSMAN FRANCIS CHICHESTER ACHIEVED HIS AMBITION ON MONDAY OF CROSSING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN SINGLE HANDED IN UNDER 30 DAYS. HE ARRIVED SECOND IN THE RACE, WHICH WAS WON BY FRENCH NAVAL LIEUTENANT ERIC TABARLY.

    THIS WAS CHICHESTER'S THIRD SOLITARY VOYAGE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC FROM ENGLAND TO AMERICA. HIS YACHT "GIPSY MOTH III" IS A SLOOP RE-RIGGED AS A CUTTER. SHE IS 39 FEET 7 INCHES LONG WITH A 28 FOOT WATERLINE, A 10 FOOT 1 3/4 INCH MAXIMUM BEAM, AND A 6 FOOT 5 INCH DRAUGHT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEK1COW2IAT64CY6NJCB2Y74Q8
    Media URN:
    VLVAEK1COW2IAT64CY6NJCB2Y74Q8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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