November 30, 2018

Kiwi Spirit II left the dock under tow at 12:30 pm today, November 29th. Engine and fuel have been officially sealed to comply with the rules. Once at sea and before the Outer Buoy off St. Augustine inlet, she was held to the wind.  Keel down to maximum depth, sails ra...

November 29, 2018

Given my three failed attempts I wish to not only low key my start but also my voyage – that is until I get further than before – get past South Africa. If all is well at that point, I will crack open a champagne, raise up my spirits, celebrate and no doubt have an inc...

November 28, 2018

Solo sailing is literally taking off. It was only 50 years ago that Sir Robin Knox Johnson became the first person to complete a solo non-stop (England and back to England). Now this year some 23 sailors signed up for the Golden Globe to repeat that event. Only 18 star...

November 27, 2018

We are in the advanced planning and preparation and all systems are go to depart the St. Augustine City dock at 12:30 pm Thursday, November 29th.

Readers may recall that my first attempt in 2014 ended when the deck fittings supporting the mast began to fail and I retire...

November 15, 2018

Though wishing for a silent departure, Dr. Paris on Kiwi Spirit II,  will not be departing as planned on November 24th.  A more realistic date will be later in the month and will be posted in a blog. Thank you for your interest.

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