“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. Gypsy Moth V Out of Race

by Richard Crockett

It’s always sad to see a yacht aground, but when ‘Gipsy Moth V’ ran aground on Gabo Island, Australia in 1982, it was the death-knell for the yacht made famous by Sir Francis Chichester.

‘Gipsy Moth V’ was not the yacht Chichester sailed singlehanded around the world, but a new yacht he built after that adventure. He sailed her in the 1972 Trans Atlantic Race, but had to abandon that attempt due to ill health. He passed away two months later.

It’s interesting to note that the author of today’s editorial spelt the boats name wrong, using the word “Gypsy” instead of “Gipsy”!

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