- Lehg II
Lehg II was a 31 foot 2 inch
ketchsailed around the world in 1942 by Vito Dumas. Dumas sailed easterly from Buenos Aires, around the world past the three great capesin 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 rigketch.
*"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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