the bitter end
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.