Small-boat cir­cum­nav­i­ga­tor

Yachting Monthly - - NEWS -

One of the UK's most dis­tin­guished solo sailors, Sir Henry Pig­ott (1925-2017), died in Au­gust af­ter a short ill­ness. His notable pas­sages in­clude a cross­ing of the North Sea from Swe­den to Eng­land in 1948 aboard Glory, a 22 square me­tre boat that he called ‘the world's first sail­ing sub­ma­rine’; a voy­age to Brazil and back via New York in 1973 aboard Simba II, an 18ft Mir­ror Off­shore; and more than 20 years on the oceans aboard the 19ft 6in, junk-rigged Glory II, in which he briefly held the world record for the small­est yacht to cir­cum­nav­i­gate.

He sailed to the Shet­land Is­lands in his daugh­ter's yacht two weeks be­fore he died.

Sir Henry Pig­ott crossed oceans in boats un­der 20ft

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