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Famous yacht to stay on Isle of Wight

Thu 4 Nov 2010

Famous yacht to stay on Isle of Wight

A famous yacht will be staying on the Isle of Wight despite being sold.

The Gipsy Moth IV is renowned for being the vessel in which Sir Francis Chichester circumnavigated the world in 1966, setting a new record for the fastest lone sailor ever to do so at the time.

Former owners of the yacht the UKSA revealed that the new owners are British but want to remain anonymous at the moment.

The charity added that a steering committee will be appointed to decide what should be done with the yacht, although it will definitely be staying in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

The new owners said they want to ensure "that she is seen by as many people as possible at high profile events and to raise awareness of the fantastic work that UKSA does with disabled and disadvantaged young people".

UKSA is currently selling various items to raise funds, including a Topper Topaz Magno for £800, which is said to be a great vessel to learn to sail on.

Posted by Louise Parkes ADNFCR-3083-ID-800217806-ADNFCR

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