Dr. Stanley Paris, who had been trying since 2014 to solo circumnavigate the world starting off Bermuda, has failed in his fourth and final attempt.
The 81 year old set out on November 29th on his Finot-Conq 53 Kiwi Spirit II from St. Augustine, FL, but a list of issues after hitting the Bermuda startline sailing to the east of British Virgin Islands had him turning back.
“Never in over my 100,000 sea miles have I had so much go wrong so soon,” said Paris on December 15th. “Major problems include loss of bilge pumps, loss of two starboard side hydro generators so necessary for power. In addition, diesel fuel leaks into bilges and fresh water system failure.”
Paris hopes to reach St. Augustine sometime between Christmas and New Year’s.