Thursday, December 5, 2013

Stanley Paris - 76 y.o. round the world attempt

I get interested in competitive round the world races - like the Volvo (formerly Whitbread), and Vendee Globe (single-handed, no outside assistance, non-stop).  But the oldest, the youngest, etc. don't catch my eye.  But Stanley Paris (who hopes to be the oldest) caught my eye.  His boat Kiwi Spirit was built at Lyman Morse, just across the river from Jeff's Marine, Thomaston, Maine where my power boat is maintained.
Paris - an endurance athlete (Ironman, etc.) can be followed at his blog.  Right now he is nearing Bermuda where the attempt (Bermuda - Bermuda) will start.Home

Star Sailors League Championships

The Olympics have ditched the Star in favor of extreme sailing events.  I don't object to kite sailors, and windsurfers, and multi-hulls.  But that's not a reason to ditch the Star - a great 100 year old keel boat one-design with the best sailors in the world - skippers like Paul Cayard.  This is sailing - at the Star Sailors League championship in the Bahamas this week. Or follow them on their Facebook page. - gwc
Paul Cayard - Whitbread champion, AC veteran - and Star sailing star