He is at it again, at the age of 75.
When I discovered him in Durban, South Africa, waiting for the winds to rise, I began to follow his journey.
He has a device called a Yellowbrick on his boat which allows anyone with access to a computer to track his progress every six hours.
After successfully rounding the southern tip of Africa he followed the coastline north for awhile before turning into the South Atlantic enroute to St. Helena Island, where Napoleon spent his final days.
I love adventurous stories and Chiles' tales of his travels fit the bill.
He has had six wives, loves a drink of Scotch and the open sea in a small boat.
If, like me, you're interested in following along, you can find his tracking map here and a blog which is updated infrequently here.
He should arrive in St. Helena, weather permitting, in another 5 to 7 days.
Keep in mind, he is 75 years old.
But as he described himself on New Year's Day, "a strong and tough old man."