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Sir Francis Chichester
Birth: Sep. 17, 1901
Barnstaple
Devon, England
Death: Aug. 26, 1972
Plymouth
Devon, England

Adventurer. While sailing on board his ketch "Gypsy Moth IV" (from August 27, 1966 to January 27, 1967), he became the second man to sail alone around the world; the first man to sail alone from west to east; the first to go the longest distance at sea before a port of call (approx. 15,000 nautical miles); and the first to do it in 226 days (bettering the time set by the fastest clipper ships a century earlier). The feat earned him a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth, who used the sword given to Sir Francis Drake, the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. (bio by: Brian Macdonald) 
 
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  Charles Chichester (1868 - 1938)
 
Burial:
St Peter Churchyard
Shirwell
North Devon District
Devon, England
 
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Originally Created by: Brian Macdonald
Record added: Jan 09, 2006
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