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Anniversary of the Return of Sir Francis Chichester

28th May, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This Sunday, Plymouth will mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Francis’s epic 28,500-mile voyage and his return to the city on board the ketch, Gipsy Moth IV.

The Devon-born yachtsman began the first solo round-the-world, west to east voyage from Plymouth on August 27, 1966 and returned on May 28, 1967, to a heroes’ reception after completing the voyage in just 226 days.

And the City will celebrate his epic adventure with a flotilla of yachts in Plymouth Sound re-enacting his return, with his son Giles expected to arrive by boat at the Waterfront Steps on West Hoe at 11.30am – marking the moment his father reached dry land five decades ago.

The anniversary will also include a flypast by vintage Gipsy Moth and Tiger Moth aircraft.

Please note times are subject to change, for the latest news on the day keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages.


28th May, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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