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Berths are avail­able to sail aboard Sir Fran­cis Chich­ester’s iconic Gipsy Moth IV for the July 1 start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race. The yacht is sched­uled to leave Southamp­ton, Eng­land, on June 25 and ar­rive in Les Sables d’Olonne, France, on June 28 at the height of fes­tiv­i­ties. The re­turn leg com­mences July 2. Chich­ester com­pleted the first solo, one-stop cir­cum­nav­i­ga­tion aboard Gipsy Moth IV in 1966-67, which was the in­spi­ra­tion for the orig­i­nal Golden Globe Race, staged in 1968. gip­sy­

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