[[ Free ePUB ]] Gipsy Moth Circles the World Author Francis Chichester – Bilb-weil.de

WhenYear 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 HisFoot 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 InIt 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 HisFoot 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


10 thoughts on “Gipsy Moth Circles the World

  1. Pam Lindholm-levy Pam Lindholm-levy says:

    This was my mother s book one of the ones I saved after she passed away My first attempt to read it ended in failure because the first chapter is all about building and testing Gipsy Moth IV, and it sort of lost me.Now, after reading all Patrick O Brian s Aubry Maturin series, Chichester s book wasaccessible and understandable, though there was still plenty of sailing vocabulary I didn t get.Francis Chichester set off from London Plymouth in September 1966 to sail singlehanded around the This was my mother s book one of the ones I saved after she passed away My first attempt to read it ended in failure because the first chapter is all about building and testing Gipsy Moth IV, and it sort of lost me.Now, after reading all Patrick O Brian s Aubry Maturin series, Chichester s book wasaccessible and understandable, though there was stil...


  2. danny danny says:

    Gritty, realistic telling of a remarkable feat Chichester does absolutely nothing to glamorize his experiences under an amazingly grueling set of circumstances A remarkable, curmudgeonly anti hero who stunned the world IN HIS SIXTIES A grumpy inspiration to all


  3. Bill Leach Bill Leach says:

    Chichester s story of his 1966 solo sailing voyage around the world, at age 65 He did the circumnavigation west to east The trip took 226 days with a single stop in Sydney, making it the fastest circumnavigation in a small vessel In 1898, Slocum took 3 years with numerous stops, but did thedifficult east to west against the prevailing winds.The book largely covers Chichester s day to day activities It is interesting to see how busy he was with numerous sail changes, and numerous mainte Chichester s story of his 1966 solo sailing voyage around the world, at age 65 He did the circumnavigation west to east The trip took 226 days with a single stop in Sydney, making it the fastest circumnavigation in a small vessel In 1898, Slocum took 3 years with numerous stops, but did thedifficult east to west against the prevailing winds.The book largely covers Chichester s day to ...


  4. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    To think he undertook voyage at age 65 boggles the mind One of sailing s great men


  5. Arlene Richards Arlene Richards says:

    An excellent read about and written by a 65 year old man who circumnavigates the world east to west throught the most dangerous and isolated seas including the conquest of the Horn On top of that, he does it singlehanded in record breaking time.


  6. Paula Paige Paula Paige says:

    An outstanding accounting of one man s journey around the world alone Fascinating and exhilarating Sir Francis is a wonderful storyteller His several month trip was filled with tales of dolphins and storms, sail changes and determination An adventure for a lifetime.


  7. Scott Foshee Scott Foshee says:

    Surprisingly, I had never heard of Sir Francis Chichester or of his book Gypsy Moth Circles the World until I found and bought a copy at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney several years ago I love accounts of true sailing adventures, and when I recently rediscovered this book on my shelf I finally dove in.Sir Francis Chichester was a distinguished aviator before becoming a yachtsman He made the first solo flight East to West across the Tasman Sea from Ne...


  8. Amerynth Amerynth says:

    Chichester s book details his solo sail around the world, which was the fastest circumnavigation of the globe by a single handed vessel and it was the longest voyage by a solo vessel without a port of call He stopped only in Sydney, Australia during his voyage to and from Plymouth, England His story in interesting and compelling However, the book is not an easy read for a non sailor Chichester assumes you have sailing knowledge and his book is sprinkled with sailing terminology, which was Chichester ...


  9. Michael Harris Michael Harris says:

    March 28, 2013 I picked up another copy at the Friends of the Hilton Head Library and re read this wonderful book as I am just starting boating It was as amazing to read as the first time I will never tire of this epic voyage.This was a book I picked up at the Austin Public Library Recycled Reads Store I first read this book when it was published in 1967 and it started me on my reading of adventure, biography and history books as my primary source of reading pleasure Though I remembered the March 28, 2013 I picked up another copy at the Friends of the Hilton Head Library and re read this wonderful book as I am just starting boating It was as amazing to read as the first time I will never tire of this epic voyage.This was a book I picked up at the Austin Public Library Recycled Reads Store ...


  10. KennyO KennyO says:

    Chichester s motivation for solo circumnavigation was utterly different from Slocum s see Sailing Alone around the WorldDespite advances in technology this trip was only a scant bit easier than Slocum s, though I d doubt that a person making the trip would agree Even in the late twentieth century it was a big deal, so much of the reporting about his trip was in the front section of newspapers around the world His completion of the voyage was front page news This voyage being contemporar Chichester s motivation for solo circumnavigation was utterly different from Slocum s see Sailing Alone around the WorldDespite advances in technology this...