Contender for the oldest non-stop circumnavigation of the world
Stanley Paris, an 80-year-old sailboatsman from New Zealand, is set to become the oldest person to sail solo non-stop around the world in a sailboat. The New Zealander intends to go from Bermuda to Bermuda in less than 150 days and set a new record. For Paris, this is, in a sense, a life's work. After all, twice already - in 2013 and 2014 - he failed to complete a round-the-world voyage on a 60-footer built in the USA due to a breakdown of on-board equipment. At 80, Stanley Paris is in great shape: he competes in the Ironman triathlon and a year agotraveled 4828 kilometers on a bicycle in 30 days.
The sailboatsman will go on a trip to the Finot-Conq 53 Kiwi Spirit II of the German shipyard Knierim. This sailboat is reminiscent of the IMOCA 60 participating in the Vendee Globe. The start is scheduled for November 14, 2017. We hope everything will work out this time