Manry at Sea
A middle-aged happily married newspaper editor secretly sets off in a tiny sailboat to pursue his boyhood dream, and sails into a media firestorm perpetrated by his employer. In 1965, newspaper editor Robert Manry was a happily married father of two young children in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. His colleagues at the Plain Dealer were shocked to learn he had set sail on a solo voyage across the Atlantic in his 13 1/2-foot sloop, Tinkerbelle. By the time his summer-long odyssey ended, Manry was the target of a wild newspaper chase, was welcomed by a throng of 50,000 Britons, and had become a hero.