British adventurer who sailed around the world in Gipsy Moth IV, a fifty-five-foot yacht.
He learned how to navigate planes by sextant, and in World War II served as a navigational expert for Britain.
His nautical circumnavigation of the globe took nine months, with only one stop in Australia.
His father was an Anglican clergyman.
Mark Knopfler and his band, Dire Straits, recorded a song in Chichester's honor on the 1979 album, "Communique."