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Author Name:    SIMPSON, Colin ANGELOGLOU, Christopher CHICHESTER, Francis, Sir

Title:   Sir Francis Chichester : Voyage of the Century

Publisher:    Sphere, London, 1967, 

Seller ID:   27205

SIMPSON, Colin and Christopher ANGELOGLOU. Sir Francis Chichester : Voyage of the Century. London : Sphere, (1967). Pp 112. Illustrated. Small 8vo, paperback. Edwin Colin Simpson ( b. November 4, 1908 , Petersham, Sydney, Australia - d. February 8, 1983, Kirribilli, Sydney, Australia). The authors, of the staff of the Sunday Times, recount Chichester's epic circumnavigation in Gypsy Moth IV. The adventurer set out to equal or beat clipper ships' record passages from England to Australia, making the run single-handed in 107 days, one of which was his 65th birthday. He completed the circumnavigation in 274 days, 48 of which were spent alongside at Sydney. This small volume includes 82 pages of photographs, 16 in full colour. Very good. 10.00


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