World's most famous yacht heads for Plymouth
Gipsy Moth IV sails into Plymouth on 28 May exactly 40 years to the day since Sir Francis Chichester returned from his solo circumnavigation in 1967.
After an extensive restoration driven by Yachting Monthly, and the UK Sailing Academy, Gipsy Moth IV set sail on a second circumnavigation of the globe with the Blue Water Rally in September 2005, providing over 80 young people with the opportunity of a lifetime during the 20 month voyage.
Gipsy Moth IV will return to her new home port of Cowes where berths will be available to Yachting Monthly readers to help pay for youth training aboard a traditional yacht.
On 28 May in Plymouth there will be a flotilla of yachts to accompany Gipsy Moth IV into the harbour, which she departed from in September 2005. As well as Giles Chichester, son of Sir Francis, crowds will be able to witness the very same Gipsy Moth IV bi-plane that greeted Chichester in 1967 to welcome the yacht home.