Chay Blyth

Sir Chay Blyth – A Hawick legend

IN 1971, Hawick born yachtsman Sir Chay Blyth CBE, BEM, became the first person to sail non-stop westwards around the world.

Sir Chay Blyth is known to many as the first person to sail non-stop, “the wrong way” round the world.

Chay Blyth was born in Hawick the youngest of seven children, two brothers and five sisters. It was very much a blue collar family and they lived in a council house in the west e