Deep Water (2006): The Race Invented

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The clip The Race Invented from Deep Water (2006) Ted Hynds: It was this new Elizabethan age. It was the B...
The clip The Race Invented from Deep Water (2006) Ted Hynds: It was this new Elizabethan age. It was the Beatles. It was sexual freedom... freedom of the seas. It caught the imagination. Announcer: Francis Chichester aboard Gipsy Moth IV is now in sight of home. He's merely 15 miles from Plymouth, at the end of his epic round-the-world voyage. Thousands of people have been pouring into the city. They're waiting for their first glimpse of a man who set out nine months and 33,000 miles ago. Hynds: There were signs, there was noise. It was mayhem. You stood and watched and let it wash over you. Chichester had done a single-handed circumnavigation and brought his vessel back home. Stirring stuff, boys-only stuff. Hynds: Chichester had started the ball rolling. People were looking for "What was the new challenge? What's the next frontier?" Robin Knox-Johnston: Chichester stopped halfway. He pulled into Australia and did quite-serious refits. I thought, "That's it. One thing left to be done... go around the world, single-handed, but nonstop." Hynds: The general public got into the spirit of it, and newspapers as well.
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