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Chichester, Francis Sir 1901-1972

Overview
Works: 158 works in 526 publications in 11 languages and 6,898 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Records and correspondence  Biography  Charts, diagrams, etc  Scientific atlases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: G420.C47, 910.41
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Gipsy Moth circles the world by Francis Chichester( Book )

39 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From time immemorial, few narrative genres have had the power to so stir the emotions or captivate the imagination as the true account of a lone adventurer's triumph over the titanic forces of nature. Among the handful of such tales to emerge in the twentieth century, one of the most enduring surely must be Sir Francis Chichester's account of his solitary, nine-month journey around the world in his 53-foot ketch Gipsy Moth IV. The story of how the sixty-five-year-old navigator singlehandedly circumnavigated the globe, the whole way battling hostile seas as well as his boat's numerous design flaws, is a tale of superhuman tenacity and endurance to be read and reread by sailors and armchair adventurers alike. First published in 1967, just months after the completion of Chichester's historic journey, Gipsy Moth Circles the World was an instant international best-seller. It inspired the first solo around-the-world race and remains a timeless testament to the spirit of adventure. Francis Chichester's 1967 singlehanded circumnavigation set a blazing record for speed. He completed the voyage with just one stop and 226 days at sea. It was an amazing performance; that he was sixty-five years old made it the more so. Chichester then sat down to write one of the great narratives of modern voyaging. "A remarkable feat, a moving story of conquest by the unquenchable human spirit, a determined old man's gesture of defiance at the modern world. Such was the voyage; his book is a fine account of it with nothing left out."--Alan Villiers, Saturday Review
Along the clipper way by Francis Chichester( Book )

43 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Francis Chichester's object in this book is to take the reader stage by stage along the great clipper way followed by the gold, wool and grain clippers from Britain round the Cape (of Good Hope) to Australia and then on round back to Britain. Every mile of this 28,500 mile long route round the world has given pleasure, pain or drama to thousands of sailors. Francis Chichester has collected what he things are the best accounts by seamen and the most artistic descriptive passages of famous authors who have written about one section or another of this great route. This is the most romantic sea route of the world and the stories chosen cover many different aspects of it. --There are pieces of narrative from the three solo yachtsmen who have so far survived doubling the Horn; and from the men who twice tried to round the Horn but was capsized and dismasted each time."--P. [2] of cover
The romantic challenge by Francis Chichester( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van een reis die de auteur in 1970-'71 met zijn "Gipsy Moth V" over de Atlantische Oceaan maakte
Solo to Sydney by Francis Chichester( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren, der egentlig var mest kendt som sejlsportsmand med rekorder for langdistancesejladser, beretter her om sin soloflyvning 1929/30 fra England til Australien efter blot 5 måneders flyveruddannelse og -erfaring
Alone across the Atlantic by Francis Chichester( Book )

18 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ride on the wind by Francis Chichester( Book )

15 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ride the wind is the exciting story of his adventures with his seaplane, Elijah. After flying from London to Sydney, he simply decided to look for 'the most interesting countries I could find, uninhabited, hostile or little known'. Subsequent events were to include a flight over forbidden territory in Formosa in a raging storm, a narrow escape from Chinese pirates, another from a typhoon, and a spectacular crash in Japan
Atlas of discovery by Gail Roberts( )

3 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van ontdekkingstochten ter zee en over land, van de 15e eeuw af, met vele kaarten waarop de routes staan aangegeven
How to keep fit by one who never is as fit as he would like to be by Francis Chichester( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alone over the Tasman Sea by Francis Chichester( Book )

10 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lonely sea and the sky by Francis Chichester( Book )

42 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I would find myself engrossed in his book; he was one of my greatest inspirations and motivations to get involved in the world of solo sailing' Dame Ellen McArthur Aged eighteen with a taste for adventure, Francis Chichester emigrated to New Zealand with ten pounds in his pocket. He tried his hand as a boxer, shepherd, lumberjack and gold prospector, before returning to England. Having qualified as a pilot, in 1929 he embarked on his most famous solo flight in the de Havilland Gipsy Moth from England to Australia. Shortly afterward, he would survive a near-death catastrophe in an attempt to fly solo around the world. Turning to sailing, he won the first single-handed transatlantic yacht race in Gipsy Moth III, despite having been diagnosed with cancer two years previously. In 1967, he became the first person to sail around the world solo from west to east via the great capes."--Publisher's description
Atlantic adventure by Francis Chichester( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The observer's book on astro-navigation by Francis Chichester( Book )

9 editions published between 1940 and 1944 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seaplane solo by Francis Chichester( Book )

5 editions published between 1933 and 1934 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spotter's handbook by Francis Chichester( Book )

5 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night and fire spotting by Francis Chichester( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Francis Chichester: voyage of the century by Colin Simpson( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Held der sieben Meere by Francis Chichester( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star recognition by Francis Chichester( Book )

5 editions published in 1943 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The observer's book on astro-navigation by Francis Chichester( Book )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The observer's planisphere of air navigation stars by Francis Chichester( Book )

3 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The lonely sea and the sky
Alternative Names
Chichester, F.

Chichester, F. C.

Chichester, F. C. 1901-1972

Chichester, F. C. 1901-1972 Sir

Chichester, F. C. (Francis Charles), 1901-1972

Chichester, F. C. (Francis Charles), Sir, 1901-1972

Chichester, F. C., Sir, 1901-1972

Chichester, Francis

Chichester, Francis Charles.

Chichester, Francis Charles 1901-1972

Chichester, Francis Charles 1901-1972 Sir

Chichester, Francis Charles, Sir, 1901-1972

Chichester, Franciss 1901-1972 Sir

Chichester, Franciss, Sir, 1901-1972

Chichester Sir Francis Charles 1901-1972

Francis Chichester aviatore e navigatore britannico

Francis Chichester britischer Weltumsegler und Luftfahrer

Francis Chichester Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1901-1972)

Френсис Чичестър

Френсіс Чічестер

Чичестер, Франсис 1901-1972

فرانسیس چیچستر

チチェスター, フランシス

フランシス・チチェスター

法蘭西斯·奇徹斯特

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