Paris and Kiwi Spirit try again

The custom 63-foot sloop Kiwi Spirit, with Dr. Stanley Paris at the helm, departed St. Augustine, Fla., Sunday morning, Nov. 9, 2014 under clearing skies and 10 knots of northerly wind. Both the vessel and master are considerably strengthened for the renewed quest to beat Dodge Morgan’s record after their earlier, unsuccessful attempt. Note the new, extremely heavy main shroud clevis pins and chain plates. Paris’s son Alan arrived from New Zealand to see his dad safely off.

Dr. Paris departing for a second try at a circumnavigation.

Kiwi Spirit at the dock.


By Ocean Navigator