Stanley Paris hopes third time is a charm:
Never before has someone at the impressive age of 80 sailed around the world non-stop. New Zealand-born Dr Stanley Paris wants to be the first. What’s more, the American now residing in St. Augustine, Florida is planning on breaking the course record from Bermuda to Bermuda.
The extreme sportsman had an offshore yacht ideally suited to the task built at the Kiel-based Knierim shipyard in Germany, a member of the DEUTSCHE YACHTEN – Superyachts Germany working group. The Finot-Conq FC3 53 is 17.33 metres long, 5.26 metres wide and is very racy.
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USA wins USVI Optimist Team Race:
Staying focused, putting new start tactics into practice and accurately sizing up the shifty wind conditions were the skills junior sailors on Team USA Worlds used to win the TOTE Maritime Team Racing Championship in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
The competition is one of a trio of events this week for 119 sailors from 5 nations at St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC), and was prefaced by the three-day TOTE Maritime Clinic and followed by the 25th International Optimist Regatta, presented by Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS) Virgin Islands on June 16-18.