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Sir Francis Chichester was an English yachtsman and airman. He was born in 1901 and died in 1972. In 1931 he made the first east-west solo flight from New Zealand to Australia across the Tasman Sea, he won the first single-handed transatlantic yacht race in 1960, and came second in the second race in 1964, and in 1966 to 1967 he sailed alone round the world in the ketch Gipsy Moth IV.
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