When Year Old Francis Chichester Set Sail On His Solitary,eastward Journey Around The World In ,many Believed He Wouldn T Return Alive But When The Old Man Returned In His Foot Ketch Gypsy Moth IV Nine Months Later,he Had Made History S Fastest Circumnavigation Gipsy Moth Circles The World Was An International Best Seller When It Appeared In It Inspired The First Solo Around The World Race And Remains A Timeless Testament To The Spirit Of Adventure The Sailor S Classics Presents The Best Writing About The Sea As Observed From The Perspective Of A Small Boat Under Sail The Stories Range From Pensive Cruises In Sheltered Waters To Tales Of Endurance And High Adventure And Each One Features An Introduction From Jonathan Raban,whom The Guardian Has Called The Finest Writer Afloat Since Conrad The Delight In Stories Well Told Is As Intrinsic To Who We Are As A Species As Toolmaking Or Song And From Time Immemorial,few Narrative Genres Have Had The Power To So Stir The Emotions Or Captivate The Imagination As The True Account Of A Lone Adventurer S Triumph Over The Titanic Forces Of Nature Among The Handful Of Such Tales To Emerge In The Twentieth Century,one Of The Most Enduring Surely Must Be Sir Francis Chichester S Account Of His Solitary,nine Month Journey Around The World In His Foot Ketch Gipsy Moth IV The Story Of How The Sixty Five Year Old Navigator Single Handedly Circumnavigated The Globe,the Whole Way Battling Hostile Seas As Well As His Boat S Numerous Design Flaws,is A Tale Of Superhuman Tenacity And Endurance To Be Read And Reread By Sailors And Armchair Adventurers Alike This Handsome First Volume In The Sailor SClassics Series Restores In Its Entirety For A New Generation Of Readers Francis Chichester S Extraordinarily Candid Personal Account Of His Adventure First Published In ,just Months After The Completion Of Chichester S Historic Journey,Gipsy Moth Circles The World Was An Instant International Best Seller It Inspired The First Solo Around The World Race And Remains A Timeless Testament To The Spirit Of Adventure The Sailor S Classics Edition Features A New Introduction By Series Editor Jonathan Raban
Aviator and sailor, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
- 269 pages
- Gipsy Moth Circles the World
- Francis Chichester
- 05 November 2019 Francis Chichester