Definition of Francis Chichester from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Francis Chichester

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(1901-72) an English yachtsman (= sailor). In 1960 he won the first race across the Atlantic for people sailing alone in yachts (= boats with sails). He is best remembered for sailing alone round the world at the age of 65 in 1966-7. He was made a knight in 1967.