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Old 19-08-2015, 04:24   #31
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Re: Hello & 'The Dove'

The three National Geographic articles were really enjoyable mainly because of the pictures. I have worn those magazines out looking at them.

My avatar of Graham was on the cover of the April 1969 Issue that I bought for 50 cents in Tennessee back in the 80's. The other two were October 1968 and October 1970.

The real challenge for Robin Lee Graham and Patti though was their trying to adjust after returning to the US which was covered in the second book. (I think it was called Home is the Sailor)
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Old 19-08-2015, 05:29   #32
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Hi Jeff and welcome to the CF - from sunny Durban.
All I remember from the "Dove" was the cat or dog the was sitting in the fold of the mainsail and the wind swung the boom over and the animal fell in the water and a shark came along ............... although my memory is somewhat rusty from the sea air.
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Hi Jeff and welcome to the CF - from sunny Durban.
All I remember from the "Dove" was the cat or dog the was sitting in the fold of the mainsail and the wind swung the boom over and the animal fell in the water and a shark came along ............... although my memory is somewhat rusty from the sea air.
Here's that clip which is pretty bad itself.

I hope it doesn't change your minds though that you believe it's the greatest movie ever made!

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Hang, that brings back memories. Thanks for that little clip.
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Here's that clip which is pretty bad itself.

I hope it doesn't change your minds though that you believe it's the greatest movie ever made!

How does it occur that some of us liked the movie and found it quite inspiring to you interpreting our liking for it "as the greatest movie ever made"?

Or is that just your sense of humour.

Everyone knows the greatest movie ever made was The Life of Brian
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Rustic, ha ha....from gross revenue that would be Avatar. But I liked Life of Brian also. Talk about thread drift....
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Anyone know where I can get a digital copy of the movie?


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Anyone know where I can get a digital copy of the movie?


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Here ya go took a few seconds to Google
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071438/
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Dont recall anyone saying "greatest movie ever made", but it definitely inspired me as a young 11 year old boy to start sailing with my dad. Imagine what sort of film could be made now with the modern effects. The part that stood out for me about the Dove was the footage all shot on location at some of the best sailing areas in the world. And Deborah Raffin's eyes. :-) (As Patti.)
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Hi. I live in Fiji and own "The Dove", a 23 foot Ranger that I believe was used in the part of the film that was shot here in Suva. Can anyone comment, true or false?
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Here ya go took a few seconds to Google

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071438/

If you follow on to Amazon but it's only for Prime members.

Any other leads?


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The problem is you see once amazon gets their hooks into something
I will keep trying to find something for you.
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Hi. I live in Fiji and own "The Dove", a 23 foot Ranger that I believe was used in the part of the film that was shot here in Suva. Can anyone comment, true or false?
As I said earlier, there were a few 'Doves' that were used to shoot the film. The original Dove that started the journey with Robin, I believe, was lost at sea.

The Dove which I have located was the Dove used to film all of the Footage in Durban, Cape Town and along the east Coast. A friend of Robin actually saw the boat and met the new owner Lionel, and sent Robin a picture, and in Robin proceeded to send a signed photograph of himself on the boat when he was a young kid doing the trip. Lionel has that photograph framed and on his wall.
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Hi Jeff , watching " The Dove " definitely planted the seed in my head way back then and here we are today into our second year of cruising in Brazil and loving it .

By the way , our land home is in Port Owen , Cape West Coast .
Please give Lionel our best regards .


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It all depends on what your reference was. In comparison to local big budget films, yes, maybe the movie was sketchy, but at the time, it inspired me to start sailing. And it inspired many of my friends to start sailing. And ultimately, thats all that counts.

Nearly 40 years later, Ive worked on many, many yachts. Ive sailed in the shadow of table Mountain on Majan, a multi-hill Trimaran owned by Oman, Ive raced on inport races onboard Volvo Ocean race teams Camper Emirates Team NZ, and Team SCA. Ive sailed aboard the Open 70 Mazarati with Giovani Soldini, interviewed Isabelle Autissier and Abby Sunderland after they were 'de-masted' in the middle of the Southern Ocean storms, and sailed on sea-trials with Sebastien Destremau aboard 'Face Ocean', the Open 60 raced by Josh Hall, ahead of the Vendee Globe.

But my most emotional experience was watching the story of a 16 year old attempting to sail around the world on a 24 ft sloop, the Dove. So the movie was relevant. very relevant. Because thats where the passion began.
Nice to see a fellow Capetonian in the mix .Where do u stay I am in Glencairn?
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