Lehg II


Lehg II

Lehg II was a 31 foot 2 inch ketch sailed around the world in 1942 by Vito Dumas. Dumas sailed easterly from Buenos Aires, around the world past the three great capes in a voyage lasting 272 days, making seven ports of call. He became the first single-handed sailor to circumnavigate the three great capes. He later sailed "Lehg II" from Buenos Aires to New York and back, a voyage of 17,000 miles. The name "Lehg" was based on the initials of his mistress.

Lehg II was designed in 1933 by the Argentinian naval architect Manuel M. Campos, and built in 1934 in Argentina. He based it on traditional Norwegian double-ended designs, noting contemporary popular designs by naval architects Bill Atkins and Colin Archer, as well as traditional Rio de la Plata whaleboats. The beam was 10 feet nine inches, the depth five feet seven inches. The vessel was constructed from Argentine woods. The rig was Marconi Bermuda rig ketch.

References

*"Alone Through The Roaring Forties", Vito Dumas (Author), Jonathan Raban (Introduction); TAB Books Inc (1 Jul 2001). ISBN-10: 0071376119 ISBN-13: 978-0071376112


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