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05-14-2014 09:46 PM
Shannon Tonin
Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

Hoping he succeeds...he is an amazing Physical Therapist, and I have studied his work!!! Be safe and have fun!!!
05-14-2014 09:42 PM
JonEisberg
Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

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Originally Posted by benesailor View Post
I hope he had a competent designer/builder go over the boat and fix things.
I don't know, Lyman-Morse seems like a pretty competent builder, to me... Perhaps they need to show him how to rig a preventer? :-)

A mismatch of man and boat isn't an easy fix. Removing an electric winch or two might be a start...


05-14-2014 07:01 PM
Minnewaska
Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

Quote:
......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.
05-14-2014 06:41 PM
titustiger27
Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

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Originally Posted by benesailor View Post
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.
05-14-2014 06:38 PM
benesailor
Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

I hope he had a competent designer/builder go over the boat and fix things.
05-14-2014 06:29 PM
titustiger27
Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

It appears Stanley Paris is regrouping for another attempt

Stanley Paris: Game on ? Second Attempt to Start this November


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01-14-2014 10:17 PM
titustiger27
Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

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Originally Posted by casey1999 View Post
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.

I suggest you use a sharp knife
01-13-2014 06:45 PM
capttb
Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

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.
01-13-2014 02:11 PM
casey1999
Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

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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.
01-13-2014 02:06 PM
PCP
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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