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Dr. Stanley V. Paris

Wrong Dr. Stanley V. Paris?


Kiwi Spirit

Employment History

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  • diploma
    British Institute of Management
  • diploma
    University of Otago
  • PT Ph.D.
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STANLEY PARIS: What Really ..., 23 Feb 2014 [cached]
STANLEY PARIS: What Really Happened On Kiwi Spirit?
People, bluewater sailing, News & Views, Stanley Paris
Kiwi Spirit under sail
Thank goodness I was off having my own misadventure when Stanley Paris announced in his blog that he was abandoning his solo circumnavigation attempt and pulling into Cape Town.
It seems that what set Andy off was a single phrase in Paris's announcement: "that the design of the rigging attachments to the yacht were inadequate for ocean sailing.
The implication in Shaughnessy's response, as published by Andy, is that the phrase in question refers not to the original design of the "rigging attachments," but to the design of some jury rigs created by Paris.
One big problem in trying to figure out exactly what happened on Kiwi Spirit is that Stanley Paris is not very good at blogging. From his blog we can learn little or nothing about the rigging failures he experienced and how he tried to make repairs. On his Kiwi SpiritFacebook page I did find one post put up by his shore team, on January 9, with photos they'd received of damage to Kiwi Spirit's staysail furling rod and the staysail stay's deck attachment.
Kiwi Spirit furler damage
Kiwi Spirit C-clamp rig
According to an e-mail that Paris sent Andy, this damage was caused after "a spinnaker halyard wrapped around the top of the furler at the head and the furling torque caused the separation.
In his e-mail to Andy, Paris says the boom itself was cracked and that the "boom end pulleys" (the sheaves, presumably) for the preventer, first reef clew line, and outhaul were also damaged.
In the News4Jax report, Paris also states that "the block that holds [the boom] to the boat" (a sheet block presumably) was broken and cracked.
Evidently, Paris sent photos of all relevant damage to interested parties on shore for appraisal, but so far no photos, save for those two above, have been shared publicly. (I note now that the original January 9 post containing the two staysail photos is no longer on the Kiwi Spirit Facebook timeline, though the pix themselves are still accessible.)
According to the News4Jax report, Paris fell while trying to repair the boom damage and cracked two ribs, but this may be inaccurate. (I know from my own recent experience that TV reporters aren't always very careful with their facts when covering yachting mishaps.) According to a blog post by Paris dated January 4, what sounds like this injury occurred on January 1, as Paris was recovering "a light headwind sail" that had blown out during the night. He states that he had been scared during the night as the wind increased, and that he'd had to handsteer the boat as the sail was overpowered. After the sail tore, he says he could not take it down in the darkness, but could only watch it "self destruct" until dawn came.
It is interesting to note that Paris makes no mention of this event or of his injury in his January 2 blog post, which is a perfectly boring anodyne account of passing a ship at night.
Kiwi Spirit map
Kiwi Spirit's route to Cape Town
It is also interesting to note that even as I am drafting this post, Paris, who is now back in the U.S. (he's letting a delivery crew bring Kiwi Spirit back from Cape Town as far as the West Indies), has just made another post on his blog stating that he will now "have extensive meetings with the sail maker, designer, builder and others to determine the best course of action that will restore my confidence in the boat and its fittings. Which implies to me that his problems with the boat may have involved more than just a couple of isolated rigging failures.
When I last blogged about Paris, my operating assumption was that all the money and expertise he had available to throw at this project pretty much guaranteed its success, barring something unforeseen happening. I mean, hell, according to the story I read in the February 2013 issue of Cruising World, Paris was going to carry "a second carbon-fiber rig that will be stowed below in several sections in the event that the first fixed one fails."
This denotes an extremely high level of preparedness. And now we're supposed to believe that he had to stop because of a crash jibe, a halyard wrap, a lost retaining nut, a broken block, and some busted battens?
Kiwi Spirit sailplan
Kiwi Spirit's sailplan. Paris told Cruising World magazine that Bruce Farr designed an extra rig to be stowed onboard
Why couldn't Paris simply roll up the sail before it was damaged?
-How many times was Paris injured? Was he more badly injured than he has let on?
-Were there other problems with the boat that we haven't been told about?
Some larger questions I have include:
-Is Paris having second thoughts about his "green voyage" goal? The whole notion of burning hydrocarbons up the wazoo to build a super-sophisticated boat, then pledging to burn none at all on a voyage around the world-while relying on gear like electronic autopilots, microwave ovens, and electric stoves-seemed a bit disingenuous in the first place. Judging from Paris's blog posts, the green goal turned out to be both a distraction and potentially counter-productive.
-Is Paris wishing he had a smaller, simpler boat?
BOTTOM LINE: And I mean this-Dr. Paris is to be APPLAUDED for stopping when he did. I am sure, given all the preparation he and others put into this, that it was not an easy decision to make.
Otherwise, why would Stanley make such a statement as he will now "have extensive meetings with the sail maker, designer, builder and others to determine the best course of action that will restore my confidence in the boat and its fittings."
Tom says: February 10, 2014 at 9:32 PM
Saint Brendan took a "green" voyage; Dr. Paris didn't. So if you look at it that way, he didn't have a cause, he was just taking a boat ride.
For the Press | Penobscot Bay Rendezvous, 22 Oct 2012 [cached]
Stanley Paris, owner of Kiwi Spirit to Speak at Lyman-Morse
Guests will be among the first to see Kiwi Spirit, the new Farr 63 being built for Stanley Paris whose goal with Kiwi Spirit is to break Dodge Morgan's round the world, solo and unassisted record. Mr. Paris will also attend the event and give a presentation Thursday night.
Stanley Paris, the owner of Kiwi Spirit will give a talk about his plans to break Dodge Morgan's round the world record and PBR guests will be among the first to see Kiwi Spirit.
Stanley ..., 15 Aug 2014 [cached]
Stanley Paris
Stanley Paris
The Mildred Elson Award for 2011 is presented to Stanley Paris. Stanley Paris has been a driving force in the physical therapy profession across the world. From New Zealand, where he earned his physical therapist entry-level qualification and first awards in the 1950s, to the United States of America where he lives and works today, Stanley has influenced the world of physical therapy through his writing, teaching, clinical practice, and advocacy efforts. His work has furthered the development of the PT profession.
He has played a founding and influential role in various organisations. He was the founding chairman of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapists, IFOMPT, and also its second president. He was the founder and President of the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He also founded the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.
Over his career, Stanley has been equally energetic in the pursuit of excellence as in his own many physical activities and adventures.
Absolute Physical Therapy of Southwest Florida, LLC | Staff, 16 Nov 2012 [cached]
Gaynell has studied manual therapies under Ola Grimsbey (Post-professional, advanced education for practicing physical therapists), John Barnes, (Internationally recognized physical therapist, lecturer, author and authority on Myofascial Release, and President and Director of the Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and National Myofascial Release Seminars located in Paoli, Pennsylvania, and Sedona, Arizona) and Stanley Paris (the Founding President and Chairman of the Board of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences).
News Now, 20 June 2013 [cached]
Stanley Paris can. And he's getting ready to kick that particular part of his qualifications into high gear.
Stanley Paris, PT, PhD, adventurer, has announced that he will make another attempt to set the age and speed record for solo circumnavigation of the globe by sailboat as a way to raise awareness for the Foundation for Physical Therapy (Foundation) and physical therapy research in general. The adventure is set to begin in early November in St Augustine, Florida. Last year's attempt raised more than $250,000 for the Foundation.
Paris made his first attempt to break the age record of 56 years and the speed record of 150 days in early December 2013, but he suffered equipment failure that prevented him from completing the voyage. Since that time, both records have been broken, with the speed record now set at 137 days, and the age record now 70. If he's successful, Paris will beat the new age record by 7 years.
"I am looking forward to taking on this challenge once again and using this opportunity to raise awareness for the Foundation," said Paris in a Foundation news release (pdf). "We need more research that demonstrates the value of physical therapy, and the Foundation is doing just that."
Foundation Board of Trustees President William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, praised Paris's commitment and generosity and said that his efforts are "important in the Foundation's determination to support research that helps physical therapists improve the quality of life."
Paris will once again sail in his 63-foot yacht, the Kiwi Spirit, a craft that will run solely on wind and solar energy. If successful, Paris will also become the first person to circumnavigate in a completely "green" wayâ€"or at least the first person to do so in a really, really long time.
2014 - 10-21 Stanley Paris 2nd Attempt
Paris will document his journey, post videos, and provide other information on his Facebook page,
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