Amazing original footage of Chichester's return to Plymouth and itinerary of next Monday's celebrations
Click here for some fantastic video footage of Chichester’s arrival in Plymouth on 28 May 1967.
Don’t miss GMIV’s triumphant homecoming next Bank Holiday Monday, 28 May, 40 years to the day after the ketch completed her first circumnavigation. YM’s news and features editor Dick Durham will be aboard, and editor Paul Gelder will be watching from above, in the original Gipsy Moth bi-plane.
28 May Itinerary
1230Entertainment starts on Plymouth Hoe – Live music, archive footage, fashion show, marine exhibitions, interviews and running commentary on Gipsy Moth IV’s arrival. A range of food and drink stands arranged for the public. Entertainment concludes around 1800.
1400Gipsy Moth IV reaches Plymouth breakwater and meets flotilla of supporting craft. The spectator vessel will then follow Gipsy Moth into Plymouth Sound amongst an armada of craft.
1500Gipsy Moth sails into Plymouth Sound and is officially welcomed by Giles Chichester MEP, the Lord Mayor of Plymouth and representatives from the Isle of Wight. Original Gypsy Moth bi-plane to fly out and greet Gipsy Moth IV back from her travels
1530Gipsy Moth berths at Queen Anne’s Battery
1600Drinks reception at Royal Western Yacht Club