Great Britain: 78 Days to Fame

"Your historic voyage has ended," boomed a bullhorn on the harbor master's launch to the sailor in the tiny dinghy. "Welcome to Falmouth!" Over head a four-engine R.A.F. Coastal Command reconnaissance plane dipped its wings in salute. On the pier a crowd of 20,000 cheered wildly, a band struck up The Star-Spangled Banner, and the town's scarlet-robed mayor waited to extend official greetings. Said Robert N. Manry, 47, as he stepped from the smallest boat ever to cross the Atlantic nonstop: "I'm flabbergasted."

On the Tether. So was the rest of the world. Seventy-eight...

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