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Author Gelder, Paul.

Title Gipsy Moth IV : a legend sails again / Paul Gelder.

Published Chichester ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Nautical, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  910.41 GELD    AVAILABLE
Physical description 256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Summary "The plan was simple: rescue Gipsy Moth IV from her dry dock in Greenwich after 39 years and sail her round the world again on her 40th birthday and the 100th anniversary of Yachting Monthly." "Gipsy Moth travelled 28,264 miles, during her 610-day circumnavigation with 10 skippers, 19 mates, 32 crew leaders and 96 crew. They visited 32 countries with more than 11 languages and needed inoculations from nine potentially fatal diseases." "This was a life-changing journey for scores of youngsters - some from disadvantaged backgrounds. And the man they all looked up to was a 65-year-old legend reborn on the voyage - Sir Francis Chichester who did it all singlehanded in 1966-67." "The bunks were 'fiendishly cruel medieval torture machines'. Crew referred to them as 'caskets'. The boat was called many things: from 'the vomet comet' to Lady Thatcher - 'the lady's not for turning!' A violent motion produced a rich crop of what one skipper called 'Gipsy Moth love bites' as you ricocheted from one sharp edge to another." "It was the most exciting maritime heritage project of modern times and brought back to life a yacht that is a significant milestone in the history of world sailing. Gipsy Moth is one of the world's most famous small boats. She warmed the hearts of hard-bitten modern racing sailors, grizzled old seadogs and inspired landlubbers around the world."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Chichester, Francis, Sir, 1901-1972 -- Travel.
Gypsy Moth IV (Yacht) -- History.
Voyages around the world.
Ocean travel.
Variant Title Gipsy Moth 4
ISBN 9780470724439 (hbk.)
0470724439 (hbk.)