Davies' Vendée Globe dream ends too soon
The image is still so fresh: British skipper Samantha Davies, standing on the deck of her boat, Saveol, about to push off for the start of the solo around-the-world Vendée Globe sailing race last Saturday, rosy-cheeked and smiling but also radiating barely repressed impatience. She couldn't wait to get away from the throngs on the docks and head out to sea.
Just six days later, Davies stood on deck with pigtails peeking out from under the same bright knit hat she had ...
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