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Chichester’s Gypsy Moth could be sold overseas

Fears have been raised in Britain that the legendary yacht used by record-breaking sailor Sir Francis Chichester could be lost to a foreign buyer.

The potential loss of the historic yacht, which has been used to train and inspire young people from the Isle of Wight since undergoing a restoration in 2005, has been described as "a tragedy."

Built in 1966, the 54-foot Honduras Mahogany ketch entered the history books a year later when the then 65-year-old Sir Francis took 226 days to sail her around the globe single-handedly, making just one stop, in Australia.

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