NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

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4th July, 1968 : British yachtsman Alec Rose, aged 59, returned home to his home town of Portsmouth and a massive celebration today after sailing around the world in his tiny ketch Lively Lady. His 28,500-mile adventure had taken him 354 days. After being cheered by 250,000 on the quayside, Mr Rose, a greengrocer, said he had come close to death between New Zealand and Cape Horn.

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