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Old 05-27-2007, 06:22 AM   #1
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This little legend has been sitting patiently on the hardstand in Darwin for many years. A true inspiration to many cruising sailors, she still stands proud.
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Holy s^&&, is that the real Dove? I don't see how it could be, the real Lapworth 24 had a full keel, didn't she?
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Holy s^&&, is that the real Dove? I don't see how it could be, the real Lapworth 24 had a full keel, didn't she?
Nope- the real Dove was lost to a hurricane in St Thomas, USVI. Perhaps not a bad thing, based on the deterioration that had taken place in the last picture I saw of her.

Here's some links to pictures of her-

http://www.jarogers.com/dove2.htm

http://www.jarogers.com/dove3.htm
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Thats amazing, 16 years old solo around the world... .... anybody know what that guy is up to now-a-days?
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I remember reading Robin's reports in National Geographic, and also remember how unhappy (dog-tired, perhaps) he was. Apparently when he arrived in the Caribbean he refused to go on in his little boat. I gather it was National Geographic that bought him his second, larger DOVE.

Anyway, in one of the sailing mags. recently (well, in the last 10-15 years, anyway) there was a report and photo of the adult Robin Lee Graham, living far from the sea in ... Montana (or Colorado, one of those hilly Western states, anyway). I think it was either Cruising World or Sail mag. that did the article.
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I've seen that picture and I don't believe that's the real Dove either, even though for years everybody has said so. Check out this sails brochure for the Lapworth 24 Gladiator and tell me it has the same lines as the one in that harbour.

www.solopublications.com/sailgld2.htm
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