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    Re: Celestial Navigators
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2002 May 23, 08:50 -0700

    Chichester (1901-1972) wrote an autobiography that contains accounts of his life
    up to but not including Gypsy Moth IVth.  It was called
    
      The Lonely Sea and the Sky
    
    published in 1964 by Hodder & Stoughton, and in paperback in 1967 by
    Pan Books.
    
    He really was a great adventurer and navigator, as this page lists:
    
    http://greenwichpast.com/vip/sailors/chichester-achievements.htm
    
    Sir Francis Chichester's achievements
    1929: Solo flight from London to Sydney. 14,561 miles (23,297 km) in 182.5 
    flying hours. Total time, 41 days
    
    1931: Solo first across the Tasman Sea from Auckland via Norfolk and Lord Howe 
    Islands to Jervis Bay, Australia.  Awarded the
    Johnston Memorial Trophy for his achievement.
    
    1960: Winner of the first Observer single-handed transatlantic race (OSTAR) in 
    40 days, sailing Gipsy Moth III
    
    1964: Second finisher in second OSTAR race in 29 days, 23 hours, 57 minutes, again sailing Gipsy Moth III
    
    1967: First 'one-stop solo circumnavigation with Gipsy Moth IV, 28,500 miles 
    (45,600 km) in a sailing time of 226 days
    
    Dan
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Navigation Mailing List
    [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of John LeRoy
    Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 9:26 PM
    To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Subject: Celestial Navigators
    
    
    George,
    
    Sir Francis's later exploits were in circumnavigating the globe and other
    long distance trips in a sailboat, named the Gypsy Moth II, III etc.
    
    He wrote a book about his aerial adventure, I wish I could think of the
    name, but you should be able to find it by the author's name.
    
    Regards;
    John LeRoy
    
    
    

       
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