Overview:The Lonely Sea and the Sky - The complete autobiography of the great adventurer Sir Francis Chichester, the first and fastest man to singlehandedly circumnavigate the globe. Aged 18 and with a taste for adventure, Francis Chichester emigrated to New Zealand with ten pounds in his pocket. He tried his hand at a number of ill-fated careers -a boxer, shepherd, lumberjack, and gold prospector, to name a few 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 survived 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. Here, his entire life - including his greatest failures and successes - are told by the man who experienced it all first hand. A foreword from his son, Giles Chichester, is also included.

This book is on page /d6967fe9748d6dc60a6682f497bcfd1c/book/1603725644-9781849532013. It was written by the following authors: Sir Francis Chichester. Book The Lonely Sea and the Sky, which can be read online, published by the company: Summersdale Publishers. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Travel, Maps, Sports Books. The book was published on 2012-01-09 00:00:00. It has 432 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 330 g. File for download The Lonely Sea and the Sky has PDF format and is called the-lonely-sea-and-the-sky.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our sittindonesia.org site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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