Feb. 26, 2012 - Sailing down the English Channel from London to Plymouth, the starting port of his momentous round-the-word solo voyage, Francis Chichester is pictured in the bow of his ketch Gipsy Moth IV. Also painted on the bow of his boat are two wool mark lucky ''eyes''. Throughout the 28,500 mile voyage during which Sydney will be her only port of call, Gipsy Moth will act a ''floating test-bed'' for wool products.

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Feb. 26, 2012 - Sailing down the English Channel from London to Plymouth, the starting port of his momentous round-the-word solo voyage, Francis Chichester is pictured in the bow of his ketch Gipsy Moth IV. Also painted on the bow of his boat are two wool mark lucky ''eyes''. Throughout the 28,500 mile voyage during which Sydney will be her only port of call, Gipsy Moth will act a ''floating test-bed'' for wool products.
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Image ID: E133W3
Feb. 26, 2012 - Sailing down the English Channel from London to Plymouth, the starting port of his momentous round-the-word solo voyage, Francis Chichester is pictured in the bow of his ketch Gipsy Moth IV. Also painted on the bow of his boat are two wool mark lucky ''eyes''. Throughout the 28,500 mile voyage during which Sydney will be her only port of call, Gipsy Moth will act a ''floating test-bed'' for wool products. (Credit Image: Keystone Pictures USA/ZUMAPRESS)