With these words "I name this vessel Kiwi Spirit II. May she be blessed and all who sail on her. Please bring Stanley home safe to me. Yeah!" Catherine Paris (Patla) christened the yacht and released the champagne to smash on the foredeck. A grand party followed with some eighty in attendance providing Stanley with the opportunity to thank all involved in the design build and execution of the yacht. Given the strict drink driving laws in Germany many slept overnight at the ya
On a cold morning on the Baltic Sea we hit 16.4 knots on a broad reach with fresh breeze. Kiwi handles well even to wind with a gentle weather helm. Builder (Steffen Mueller of Knierim Yachts - Germany), Architect (David de Prémorel of Finot-Conq - France), Sail Maker (Justin Ferris of Doyle Sails - New Zealand) and crew all agree a great boat. Easy to handle and fast. Christening tomorrow.
Freddy Kaltenborn (94 years). Stanley had first visited physical therapist Freddy Kaltenborn in Norway in 1960 and accepted education from Freddy who had studied and mastered joint manipulation. Freddy knew manipulation worked but wanted to know why and so he reached out to other disciplines. What evolved became known as the Kaltenborn System. Stanley calls his professor, mentor and friend the first clinical scientist in physical therapy and had his university, the Universit