• Short Summary

    SIR FRANCES CHICHESTER -- AWARDED A KNIGHTHOOD THIS WEEK -- SET OFF ON THE SECOND HALF OF HIS JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLD EARLY TODAY (SUNDAY).

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    SV CHICHESTER ENTERS ROOM
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    2.
    SV PHOTOGRAPHERS
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    3.
    SV CHICHESTER WALKS TO MICROPHONES
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    4.
    CV CHICHESTER ANSWERS QUESTION SOF...



    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 4: CHICHESTER: "THAT'S POSSIBLE, I SHOULD PREFER TO HAVE GOT AWAY IN THE MIDDLE OF JANUARY, BUT WITH THE HORN, THERE'S NO DOUBT YOU NEED LUCK IN TACKLING THE SEAS DOWN THERE AND YOU MIGHT EASILY GET AN EASY PASSAGE IN THE WORST TIME OF THE YEAR.. ORA BAD PASSAGE IN THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR. THE CHANCES ARE THAT... BEFORE THE END OF FEBRUARY, YOU'D GET A BETTER PASSAGE THAN YOU WOULD IN MARCH. BUT I HOPE... I FEEL THAT I'LL BE LUCKY, AND THAT IT WON'T MAKE MUCH DIFFERENCE TO ME. BUT I THINK IT'S RATHER TEMPTING THE GODS TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO, TO MAKE A PREDICTION ON THIS SORT OF THING. I THINK THAT THROUGH MY OWN FAULT -- MY WIFE TELLS ME -- THIS HORN PASSAGE HAS ASSUMED A MUCH MORE DANGEROUS CHARACTER THAN IT SHOULD HAVE. I THINK THE GYPSY MOTH FOUR IS THE BEST FOUND YACHT THAT HAS YET ATTEMPTED THE HORN. SHE MAY HAVE HER VICES BUT SHE IS VERY STRONGLY BUILT AND I RECKON THAT SHE SHOULD DO WELL DOWN THERE."




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    Background: SIR FRANCES CHICHESTER -- AWARDED A KNIGHTHOOD THIS WEEK -- SET OFF ON THE SECOND HALF OF HIS JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLD EARLY TODAY (SUNDAY). ON PART OF THE TRIP, IN HIS YACHT GYPSY MOTH IV, CHICHESTER FACES THE HAZARD OF CAPE HORN -- THE SOUTHERN TIP OF SOUTH AMERICA. ON THE EVE OF HIS DEPARTURE, CHICHESTER TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SYDNEY ON FRIDAY THAT ANY FORECASTS ABOUT THE JOURNEY WOULD BE "TEMPTING THE GODS".

    CHICHESTER LEFT SYDNEY TODAY (SUNDAY) ACCOMPANIED BY A FLEET OF SMALL BOATS FILLED WITH WELL-WISHERS. AND ALREADY HE IS RUNNING AHEAD OF GALES WHICH WEATHER EXPERTS FORECAST OFF SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA.

    DURING HIS JOURNEY ROUND CAPE HORN, CHICHESTER CAN EXPECT TO MEET SOME OF THE WORST SEAS IN THE WORLD. BUT BEFORE LEAVING, HE SAID HE HAD FULLY RECOVERED FROM THE FIRST PART OF HIS JOURNEY, FROM ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA.

    AT HIS PRESS CONFERENCE, HE WAS ASKED WHETHER HE WAS LEAVING ON THE SECOND HALF OF THE JOURNEY AT A BAD TIME. CHICHESTER SAID...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3KOOHF2YCRH7MNUF9HOOQFXS7
    Media URN:
    VLVA3KOOHF2YCRH7MNUF9HOOQFXS7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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