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Yachtsman's clothing on display
Sir Francis Chichester
Sir Francis spent 274 days at sea during his circumnavigation
Sailing boots, a yachting sweater and cap worn by Sir Francis Chichester on his record breaking voyage in Gipsy Moth IV have gone on display in Devon.

The items were worn by the famous yachtsman when he completed his single-handed circumnavigation in Plymouth in 1967.

The clothes are on display at the University of Plymouth.

Next week the city will again welcome Gipsy Moth IV which has repeated the epic trip to mark the 40th anniversary.

Gin and tonic

The yacht left Plymouth in September 2005 to carry out a second circumnavigation after a 300,000 makeover.

The voyage has been crewed by many groups of young people with illnesses or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Sir Francis completed his original 29,630-mile trip after 274 days at sea.

Gipsy Moth IV had spent almost 37 years in dry dock in Greenwich before being sold to the United Kingdom Sailing Academy for 1 and a gin and tonic.

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