Fairway Group is supporting this year’s Jersey Boat Show by bringing over Sir Francis Chichester’s historic yacht, the Gipsy Moth IV.
It is 50 years since the pair’s epic circumnavigation, in which they set a series of records including the fastest round-the-world voyage by a small vessel, the longest non-stop passage by a small vessel and the then longest single-handed passage.
Peter Culnane, director at Fairway Group said: "Everyone who visits the boat show will be allowed to come on board the vessel and experience a real piece of maritime history and we are delighted to be involved in offering visitors that opportunity.”
Those interested can also take the restored vessel out on charter trips and crewing opportunities for the crossing over to the Island from the UK and back are also available.
Eileen Skinner, founder trustee of the Gipsy Moth Trust, said: “We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sir Francis Chichester's circumnavigation than by visiting the Jersey Boat Show and inviting the public to experience his legacy first-hand.”
“Just stepping on board the boat really brings home what life was like for Chichester as he sailed, single-handedly, around the world all those years ago.”
Gipsy Moth IV will head to Jersey on 29th April and will be berthed in the 'Feature Boats zone' along the Albert Quay for the duration of the show.
As part of its celebrations, the Gipsy Moth IV will also be touring other parts of the country during the summer, including visits to Weymouth, Plymouth, and Cowes. She will also be taking part in the Round the Island Race, Cowes Week, Brest & Douarnenez Festival and ASTO Small Ships race.