Francis, Clare

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Francis, Clare Gender: F
born on 17 April 1946 at 12:45 (= 12:45 PM )
Place Long Ditton, England, 51n23, 0w20
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 26°51' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 08°21 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 11°29'

Clare Francis
photo: Phil Guest from Bournemouth, UK, license cc-by-sa-2.0


British yachtswoman who first gained fame for competing in some of the world's toughest boat races. She finished 5th in an around-the-world race. In the summer of 1973, she filmed her first trip, a solo outing, across the Atlantic.

Becoming an established writer, her first best-selling novel, "Night Sky," was published in 1983. She was married in July 1977.

In 1987, she was diagnosed with Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1973 (Filmed solo trip across Atlantic)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1983 (First book published)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1987 (Fatigue Syndrome)

Source Notes

Penny Thornton quotes her in "Suns and Lovers."


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Autoimmune other (Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Filmed her solo across Atlantic)
  • Vocation : Sports : Sailing/ Boating (Yachtswoman)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection