GMIV will open the Southampton Boat Show

Gipsy Moth IV will sail up Southampton Water and officially open the Southampton Boat Show on 16 September.

The opening will include a fly past of the Gipsy Moth aeroplane which serenaded her return at the hands of Sir Francis Chichester in 1967 to Plymouth following his solo circumnavigation.
Gipsy Moth IV will depart Plymouth at 14.30 on September 25th at the start of her second world-girdling passage made possible by the inspiration of Yachting Monthly editor Paul Gelder, whose idea it was to save her; the campaigning spirit of the UK Sailing Academy chief David Green whose energy it was which raised the cash and the expertise of Camper & Nicholsons who restored her.