Solo Transatlantic Sailboat Race

Beginning in Plymouth, England and ending in New York, NY, USA, in 1960. The winner, Francis Charles Chichester, an English yachtsman sailing the Gipsy Moth III sailed for 40 days.
Date:
      1960
Name(s):
      Francis Charles Chichester
Occupation:
      Yachtsman
Location:
      Plymouth, England
      New York, NY, USA

Additional Information:

  • Sir Francis Chichester | British adventurer | Britannica.com
    Sir Francis Chichester, in full Sir Francis Charles Chichester, (born … He took up ocean sailing in 1953 and won the first solo transatlantic race in 1960 in the …
  • Francis Chichester – Wikipedia
    Sir Francis Charles Chichester KBE (17 September 1901 – 26 August 1972) was a pioneering aviator and solo sailor. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for becoming the first person to sail single-handed around …. In 1960, he entered and won the first single-handed transatlantic yacht race, which had been founded by …
  • Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race – Wikipedia
    The Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race, or STAR, is an east-to-west yacht race across the North Atlantic. When inaugurated in 1960, it was the first single-handed ocean yacht race; …. Hasler sailed his junk-rigged Jester; Chichester had by far the longest boat, his ….. Charles Hedrich, Objectif 3, 18 days 4 hours 12 min.

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