In 1967 Francis Chichester single-handedly circumnavigated the globe on the Yacht Gypsy Moth IV, returning to Plymouth about nine months after his departure. Soon after, he was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the same sword as her predecessor, Queen Elizabeth I knighted Sir Francis Drake, four centuries earlier, in Plymouth. This book is his autobiography, written before that massive achievement!
You can visit Gypsy Moth IV this weekend at the Weymouth Waterfest
|Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton|
|Date published: 1964|