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Gipsy Moth IV: A Legend Sails Again
     

Gipsy Moth IV: A Legend Sails Again

by Paul Gelder
 

The dramatic story of Gipsy Moth IV from her epic first circumnavigation to her restoration, wreck and triumphant return.

In this beautifully illustrated book, Yachting Monthly’s Paul Gelder tells the remarkable story of Gipsy Moth’s rise, fall and triumphant rise again. It is the definitive history of this sailing icon, illustrated

Overview

The dramatic story of Gipsy Moth IV from her epic first circumnavigation to her restoration, wreck and triumphant return.

In this beautifully illustrated book, Yachting Monthly’s Paul Gelder tells the remarkable story of Gipsy Moth’s rise, fall and triumphant rise again. It is the definitive history of this sailing icon, illustrated throughout with never before published photographs of the boat, the restoration project and dramatic images from both of her epic voyages.

 The author has had unprecedented access to both the Chichester family archives and to the skippers’ and crews’ logs for the second circumnavigation, he even sailed aboard her on the first leg from Plymouth to Gibraltar.  Having championed the restoration of this iconic yacht from the start, Paul Gelder has finally written a worthy successor the Chichester’s original bestseller Gipsy Moth Circles The World.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"It's a hell of a story."  (Yachting Monthly, January 2008)

"This beautifully illustrated book is the definitive history of Gipsy Moth IV..."  (Devon Today, January 2008)

"If you are a photographer or a yachting enthusiast, this book is a must."  (Amateur Photographer Magazine, Saturday 19th January 2008)

"The book is well illustrated and is a good piece of journalism-as you would expect from the author" (Sailing Today, March 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470724439
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/14/2007
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Gelder, editor of Yachting Monthly magazine, launched the Gipsy Moth project in 2004, to rescue the famous 53ft ketch, rotting away in dry dock at Greenwich, and sail her around the world for a second time, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Chichester's voyage and the magazine's 100th birthday. For the success of the campaign he was presented with the Ocean Cursing Club's Award of Merit (2006) and the magazine won 'Campaign of the Year from the Printing and Publishing Association in 2006.

He has written two other books about round the world sailing events: The Loneliest Race, about the 1994-95 BOC Around Alone Challenge and InterSpray's Race Around the World, about the 1992-93 British Steel Challenge, in which he sailed on the first leg, from Southampton to Rio de Janeiro.

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