Sport: The Long Voyage Home

When Ann Davison and .her husband Frank set out from England to sail around the world in 1949, their high adventure ended in sudden tragedy. A howling English Channel gale sent their old, 70-ft. ketch Reliance crashing on to the rocks off Portland Bill, and Davison was drowned. Ann told the story of that ill-fated trip in a bestselling book, Last Voyage (TIME, March 24, 1952), and resolved to sail alone on the first lap of the adventure she and her husband had planned together.

Ann fitted out a 23-ft. Bermuda-rigged sloop, Felicity Ann, with a 5-h.p. diesel engine, a radio receiving...

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