March 28, 2014

There has been a lot of talk of failure as of late. Failure of equipment, of efforts to find a downed plane and to solve issues in Crimea. It seems that failure is just a fact of life, and we must recognize that and learn to live with it. Those that experience the most...

March 26, 2014

"Unfinished Business" and "Spirit Undaunted” were the titles to articles in the April issues of Sailing Magazine and Cruising World respectively.  Their contents captured the essence of why the attempt was abandoned, when the attachments of the rigging which hold up th...

March 22, 2014

From now until the departure in early November, there will be just a few blogs. I leave on the 23rd of this month to go to Antigua to greet the boat and the three members of the delivery crew who are bringing the boat from South Africa. A week later I will sail the boa...

March 18, 2014

In one sense not much will be different, but in another we have learned a great deal. First and foremost, we will address the structural failures that occurred at the end on the boom and the rigging attachments to the boat.   In South Africa we re-engineered the end of...

March 12, 2014

Dr. Paris appeared before the City Commission last evening and made the following announcement:

Mr. Mayor, Commissioners, ladies and gentlemen: Some two years ago I signed a letter of cooperation with the 450th Centenary Committee. I did this and became a part of this c...

March 11, 2014

While I am hesitant to use the term "Stanley Centric," it is indeed a suitable term for what Kiwi Spirit now needs to become single handed and for me to successfully circumnavigate the globe. No point in starting again if I cannot have a boat in which I have complete c...

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