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Be­fore her time: Phyl­lis Brodie Gor­don Sop­with

bri­tish air­craft builder Sir Thomas Oc­tave Mur­dock Sop­with—com­monly re­ferred to as T.O.M. — felded two J-Class chal­lengers for the Amer­ica’s Cup: En­deav­our (1934) and En­deav­our II (1937). his wife, Phyl­lis brodie Gor­don Sop­with (pic­tured), had the distinc­tion of serv­ing with En­deav­our’s af­ter­guard as time­keeper in the 1934 matches.

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