Gipsy Moth Circles the World PDF/EPUB Ã Gipsy Moth

Gipsy Moth Circles the World PDF/EPUB Ã Gipsy Moth


Gipsy Moth Circles the World [Epub] ➛ Gipsy Moth Circles the World Author Francis Chichester – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk When 65 year old Francis Chichester set sail on his solitaryeastward journey around the world in 1966many believed he wouldn't return alive But when the old man returned in his 53 foot ketch Gypsy Mot When year Circles the PDF/EPUB Ä old Francis Chichester set sail on his solitaryeastward journey around the world in many believed he wouldn't return alive But when the old man returned in his foot ketch Gypsy Moth IV nine months laterhe had made history's fastest circumnavigation Gipsy Moth Circles the World was an international best seller when it appeared in It inspired the first solo around the world race and remains a timeless testament to the spirit of adventure The Sailor's Classics presents the Gipsy Moth PDF/EPUB or 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 Rabanwhom 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 immemorialfew narrative genres have had the power to so stir Moth Circles the Epub Ü 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 centuryone of the most enduring surely must be Sir Francis Chichester's account of his solitarynine month journey around the world in his foot ketch Gipsy Moth IV The story of how the sixty five year old navigator single handedly circumnavigated the globethe whole way battling hostile seas as well as his boat's numerous design flawsis 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 journeyGipsy 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.

  • Hardcover
  • 269 pages
  • Gipsy Moth Circles the World
  • Francis Chichester
  • English
  • 19 August 2015
  • 9780340004845

About the Author: Francis Chichester

Aviator and sailor Circles the PDF/EPUB Ä was knighted by ueen Elizabeth II.



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 meNow after reading all Patrick O'Brian's AubryMaturin series Chichester's book was accessible and understandable though there was still plenty of sailing vocabulary I didn't getFrancis Chichester set off from LondonPlymouth in September 1966 to sail singlehanded around the world in Gipsy Moth IV In May 1967 he finished the voyage in Plymouth sailed on to London and was knighted by EII with the sword EI had given to Sir Francis Drake after he completed a circumnavigationGipsy Moth IV sits on Greenwich Pier in London today right near the Cutty Sark I've been there a couple of times It would be wonderful to see it again now that I know its life story

  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 the difficult east to west against the prevailing windsThe book largely covers Chichester's day to day activities It is interesting to see how busy he was with numerous sail changes and numerous maintenance activitiesThe Gypsy Moth IV was custom built for Chichester but turned out to have a number of sailing faults such as a tendency to broach Some of these were corrected in Sydney It also had many euipment issues such as leaks and hardware that did not stand up to corrosion The self steering gear gave him regular trouble Through much of the voyage he seems to be fighting the shipIn spite of this he managed to do a very fast circuit showing him to be a most resourceful sailor

  4. Mackenzie King Mackenzie King says:

    A true mariner's classic Reuired reading for any sailor worth his salt and an important history for the field A bit slow at times but this was particularly interesting as it was around the last time of sea exploration without use of autopilot weather tracking devices or any satellite monitoring capabilities all of which make this endeavor infinitely less precarious Additionally Chichester's voyage marked the chief inspiration for the Golden Globe race the following year which is in my own opinion an even better story especially as told in A Voyage For Madmen which I highly recommend

  5. Suzanne Suzanne says:

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

  6. Harini Gopalswami Srinivasan Harini Gopalswami Srinivasan says:

    This book like Kon Tiki exemplified real adventure for me and my siblings when we were growing up Loved it and want to reread

  7. Larry Hall Larry Hall says:

    I did enjoy this story but maybe I am a little spoiled with some of the other similar tales I have read It just seems the middle was a lot of sail changes I realize that's what was actually going on at the time but still boring all the same That being said it was made up for with some great stories of capsizing and huge storms you do have to respect anyone who can pull something like this off I am glad I read this story as it been on my list for uit some time

  8. 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 conuest of the Horn On top of that he does it singlehanded in record breaking time

  9. 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

  10. James James says:

    Overly technical for the average reader than 50% must be about raising or lowering sails alone and far too modest for what he achieved it's still an incredible record of an incredible journey

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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 meNow after reading all Patrick O'Brian's AubryMaturin series Chichester's book was accessible and understandable though there was still plenty of sailing vocabulary I didn't getFrancis Chichester set off from LondonPlymouth in September 1966 to sail singlehanded around the world in Gipsy Moth IV In May 1967 he finished the voyage in Plymouth sailed on to London and was knighted by EII with the sword EI had given to Sir Francis Drake after he completed a circumnavigationGipsy Moth IV sits on Greenwich Pier in London today right near the Cutty Sark I've been there a couple of times It would be wonderful to see it again now that I know its life story

  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 the difficult east to west against the prevailing windsThe book largely covers Chichester's day to day activities It is interesting to see how busy he was with numerous sail changes and numerous maintenance activitiesThe Gypsy Moth IV was custom built for Chichester but turned out to have a number of sailing faults such as a tendency to broach Some of these were corrected in Sydney It also had many euipment issues such as leaks and hardware that did not stand up to corrosion The self steering gear gave him regular trouble Through much of the voyage he seems to be fighting the shipIn spite of this he managed to do a very fast circuit showing him to be a most resourceful sailor

  4. Mackenzie King Mackenzie King says:

    A true mariner's classic Reuired reading for any sailor worth his salt and an important history for the field A bit slow at times but this was particularly interesting as it was around the last time of sea exploration without use of autopilot weather tracking devices or any satellite monitoring capabilities all of which make this endeavor infinitely less precarious Additionally Chichester's voyage marked the chief inspiration for the Golden Globe race the following year which is in my own opinion an even better story especially as told in A Voyage For Madmen which I highly recommend

  5. Suzanne Suzanne says:

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

  6. Harini Gopalswami Srinivasan Harini Gopalswami Srinivasan says:

    This book like Kon Tiki exemplified real adventure for me and my siblings when we were growing up Loved it and want to reread

  7. Larry Hall Larry Hall says:

    I did enjoy this story but maybe I am a little spoiled with some of the other similar tales I have read It just seems the middle was a lot of sail changes I realize that's what was actually going on at the time but still boring all the same That being said it was made up for with some great stories of capsizing and huge storms you do have to respect anyone who can pull something like this off I am glad I read this story as it been on my list for uit some time

  8. 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 conuest of the Horn On top of that he does it singlehanded in record breaking time

  9. 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

  10. James James says:

    Overly technical for the average reader than 50% must be about raising or lowering sails alone and far too modest for what he achieved it's still an incredible record of an incredible journey

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