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Gipsy Moth Circles The World

Gipsy Moth Circles The World

  • Author: Francis Chichester
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447234200
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 304
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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
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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.

Gipsy Moth IV

Gipsy Moth IV

A legend sails again

  • Author: Paul Gelder
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780470724439
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 256
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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.

Driving Home

Driving Home

An American Scrapbook

  • Author: Jonathan Raban
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1509881069
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
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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
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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
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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
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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

Near Death on the High Seas

Near Death on the High Seas

True Stories of Disaster and Survival

  • Author: Cecil Kuhne
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780307279347
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 433
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A compilation of real-life adventure stories of survival in extreme conditions features Thor Heyerdahl's "Kon Tiki," "Adrift" by Steve Callahan, and "Gipsy Moth Circles the World" by Francis Chichester.

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

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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