Fifty Years Ago: First Solo Circumnavigation

Published on May 28th, 2017

On August 27 1966, Sir Francis Chichester sailed his 53-foot ketch Gipsy Moth IV from Plymouth in the United Kingdom and returned there after 226 days of sailing on May 28 1967, having circumnavigated the globe, with one stop in Sydney, Australia. By doing so, he became the first person to achieve a true circumnavigation of the world solo from West to East via the great Capes.

This comes courtesy of Rolex:

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