Kiwi Spirit shakedown cruise a success



Less than three weeks after its launching, Dr. Stanley Paris departed aboard Kiwi Spirit from Newport, R.I., bound for Bermuda. The trip was Kiwi Spirit’s first offshore passage. The 63-foot custom sloop, built by Lyman Morse in Maine, acquitted itself well. "In 24-hours we covered 238 miles, averaging 10 knots," said Paris. "My fastest sail ever! At one point we reached 27.1 knots.

This boat is just awesome!" Only days after arriving in Bermuda, Paris departed again, this time bound for Antigua. 

By Ocean Navigator