Sir Francis Chichester completes epic single-handed voyage around the world 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 28 1967)


Video: 'Chichester Arrival (1967)'

(Sunday, May 28, 1967, 8:58 p.m. BST) — Sir Francis Chichester, waving and smiling, sailed into Plymouth Harbor at dusk this evening, home at last after becoming the first person to sail single-handed around the world by the clipper route, and the fastest circumnavigator, in nine months and one day overall in 1966-67.

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