Sailing - Francis Chichester - Singlehanded Transatlantic Yacht Race - Plymouth
Francis Chichester, 63 year old map publisher of St. Jame's Place, London, in his 13 ton cutter Gipsy Moth III at Plymouth as he starts the second singlehanded transatlantic race, an event that has been called the loneliest race in the world. Destination of competitors for The Observer trophy is Newport, Rhode Island. Francis Chichester wad the winner of the first race in 1960. In 1962 he made a lone East-West passage in the record time of 33 days, 15 hours and 7 minutes.
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