Search Results for "gipsy-moth-circles-the-world"

Gipsy Moth Circles The World

Gipsy Moth Circles The World

  • Author: Francis Chichester
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447234200
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 304
  • View: 8396
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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 53-foot ketch Gipsy Moth IV. The story of how the sixty-five-year-old navigator singlehandedly 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. First published in 1967, 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. Francis Chichester's 1967 singlehanded circumnavigation set a blazing record for speed. He completed the voyage with just one stop and 226 days at sea. It was an amazing performance; that he was sixty-five years old made it the more so. Chichester then sat down to write one of the great narratives of modern voyaging.

Alone Across The Atlantic

Alone Across The Atlantic

  • Author: Francis Chichester
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447234049
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 184
  • View: 5194
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A brave man in a small boat alone on a big sea . . . Sir Francis Chichester was a courageous explorer and gifted navigator. Six years before his epic solo voyage around the world in Gipsy Moth IV, so vividly captured in Gipsy Moth Circles the World, and at the age of 59, Chichester took part in the 1960 Singlehanded Transatlantic Race in Gipsy Moth III. During the forty days the voyage took, Chichester kept a diary in which he shared his fears and moments of exhilaration. The result is both a practical tale about Gipsy Moth III's sailing victory and a day-by-day sharing of adventure by her skipper.

Driving Home

Driving Home

An American Scrapbook

  • Author: Jonathan Raban
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1509881069
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 988
DOWNLOAD NOW »
For over thirty years Jonathan Raban has written about people and places in transition or on the margins, of journeys undertaken and destinations never quite reached; of isolation and alienation, but also of what it means to belong, to feel rooted. Driving Home, a collection of pieces spanning two decades, charts its course through American history and recent world events. Raban writes with an outsider’s eye for the public and the personal, about political, social, and cultural affairs, and about literature, his tone intimate but never nostalgic, and always fresh. Variously frank, witty, and provocative, Driving Home is part essay collection, part diary – and wholly engrossing. ‘A passionate history buff and a skilled raconteur . . . it’s a fine ride’ Sunday Times ‘A fabulous collection’ Observer

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1968: January-June

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Copyright
  • Page: 1640
  • View: 4404
DOWNLOAD NOW »

Gipsy Moth IV

Gipsy Moth IV

A legend sails again

  • Author: Paul Gelder
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780470724439
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 256
  • View: 302
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The dramatic story of Gipsy Moth IV from her epic first circumnavigation to her restoration, wreck and triumphant return. In this beautifully illustrated book, Yachting Monthly’s Paul Gelder tells the remarkable story of Gipsy Moth’s rise, fall and triumphant rise again. It is the definitive history of this sailing icon, illustrated throughout with never before published photographs of the boat, the restoration project and dramatic images from both of her epic voyages. The author has had unprecedented access to both the Chichester family archives and to the skippers’ and crews’ logs for the second circumnavigation, he even sailed aboard her on the first leg from Plymouth to Gibraltar. Having championed the restoration of this iconic yacht from the start, Paul Gelder has finally written a worthy successor the Chichester’s original bestseller Gipsy Moth Circles The World.

Through the Land of Fire

Through the Land of Fire

Fifty-Six South

  • Author: Ben Pester
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781574092028
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 286
  • View: 4394
DOWNLOAD NOW »
At the climax of a 9-month Millennium cruise in a 16-foot classic wooden yacht lay Cape Horn, the most challenging cape to round for generations of sailors. The author complements the drama of his voyage with tales of earlier adventurers who braved these seas, from Magellan and Drake to Cook, Fitzroy and Darwin.

Life Stories

Life Stories

A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Diaries

  • Author: Maureen O'Connor
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1591585279
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 723
  • View: 6727
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access

The National Union Catalogs, 1963-

The National Union Catalogs, 1963-

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 3432
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Social Psychology of Sport

The Social Psychology of Sport

  • Author: Gordon W. Russell
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461580633
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 313
  • View: 4902
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book is written from the perspective of a social psychologist. As a conse quence, the topics covered in the upcoming chapters were chosen from among those traditionally of interest to the discipline of social psychology. A criterion for inclusion was the topic's usefulness in providing insights and/or understand ing ofthe social processes at work in sports settings. To this end, I have drawn ex tensively from mainstream journals in social psychology (e. g. , Journal of Per sonality and Social Psychology), and grounded the discussion of topics and issues on the methodologically sound studies/experiments they generally provide. There is also an equally strong interdisciplinary emphasis that features research from physical education, sociology, management science, and education. I have made a further attempt, not as successful as I would have liked, to incorporate a substan tial amount of the fine sports research that has been conducted overseas, particu larly in Europe and Australia. I am hopeful that in bringing together the works of international scholars from a variety of disciplines a clearer and balanced outline of this field will take shape. And now a word about the audience for this text and how to get the most from its pages. I would suggest that the reader have taken a course in social psychology following an introductory-level course. An introductory course in research methodology would also be helpful.

Singlehanded Sailing: The Experiences and Techniques of the Lone Voyagers

Singlehanded Sailing: The Experiences and Techniques of the Lone Voyagers

  • Author: Richard Henderson
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780070281646
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 352
  • View: 7315
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Henderson gives a complete history of bluewater solo sailing. He describes the gear, boats, rigs, and techniques that have worked, with emphasis on recent technology developments. He also tells the stories of those crazy, fascinating sailors who have shown us the way.