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Can someone explain what record he was trying to break? I thought the oldest circumnavigator was this man:
Saito Challenge: 2008-2011

Ok it looks like Saito would have been 74 when he did his circumnavigation, but what is the Dr. Paris trying to do, break a speed and age record? Is this a mono hull record or could Paris have used a cat or trimaran?

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I believe he was going for the fastest unassisted non-stop mono-hull and would happen to be the oldest to do that as well.


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Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

In fact he wanted to break three records:

1 - Oldest sailor to circumnavigate non-stop (Saito was a non stop circumnavigation).

2 - He wanted to break the Dodge Morgan time of 150 days, 6 hours and 1 minute.

3 - He wanted to be the first sailor to do it without using fossil fuels for power or propulsion.

A true record chaser

But in fact I never understood of what record he was talking about regarding speed and why he wanted to do better than Dodge Morgan record since it is an old record with almost 30 years an that was beaten by a large margin only 4 years later. The actual record is almost half that time. An American record only?

Last year on a much smaller 40ft boat, the Chinese Guo Chuan had done it in 138 days that is of course very far away from the actual record of 78d 2h 16m in monohull and 57d 13h 34m 06s on multihull, both non stop solo circumnavigations.


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In fact he wanted to break three records:

1 - Oldest sailor to circumnavigate non-stop (Saito was a non stop circumnavigation).

2 - He wanted to break the Dodge Morgan time of 150 days, 6 hours and 1 minute.

3 - He wanted to be the first sailor to do it without using fossil fuels for power or propulsion.

A true record chaser

But in fact I never understood of what record he was talking about regarding speed and why he wanted to do better than Dodge Morgan record since it is an old record beaten many times. An American record only?

Last year on a much smaller boat 40ft, the Chinese Guo Chuan had done it in 138 days that is of course very far away from the actual record of 78d 2h 16m in monohull and 57d 13h 34m 06s on multihull, both non stop solo circumnavigations.
I am thinking about sailing non stop around the world and having a sex change mid-way. That way I could be the first man-woman to do so. Of course would need to perform my own sex change for it to be considered an "unassisted" circumnavigation.
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If you got the "gender reassignment" surgery prior to leaving you'd still be the first KNOWN transgender to circumnavigate without having to neuter yourself with a marlinspike in the southern ocean.
Due to the "NO HYDROCARBONS" restriction this man imposed on himself he wouldn't even have a BIC lighter to cauterize the wounds.
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I am thinking about sailing non stop around the world and having a sex change mid-way. That way I could be the first man-woman to do so. Of course would need to perform my own sex change for it to be considered an "unassisted" circumnavigation.

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It appears Stanley Paris is regrouping for another attempt

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I hope he had a competent designer/builder go over the boat and fix things.
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I hope he had a competent designer/builder go over the boat and fix things.
I kind of glanced over his blog.. it appears he wants to do some of that, plus he is sailing it some...not sure why he didn't sail it all the way home, but he is putting some miles on.


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......while I expect a sendoff again, it will be fine with me if it is much lower key than before. However, on my successful return you can pull out as many stops as you wish.
While this is an impressive guy, who has accomplished many feats, this is the kind of narcissism that gets people hurt. He wants the attention, he doesn't simply want the accomplishment.
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