Dr. Stanley Paris
has announced that he
will be making 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 and physical therapy research.
Dr. Stanley Paris
Florida-based and New Zealand-born adventurer Stanley Paris, PT, PhD, plans to try again to become the oldest person to solo circumnavigate the globe nonstop by sailboat and by beating the current record of 137 days.
attempted to achieve the around-the-world goal last year, but was forced to stop because of equipment failures.
will use this trip, scheduled to launch in early November, to raise awareness for the Foundation for Physical Therapy
(FPT) on whose board he
first attempt, Dr Paris
raised more than $250,000 for the Foundation.
"I am looking forward to taking on this challenge once again and using this opportunity to raise awareness for the Foundation," stated Dr Paris
"As a physical therapist and educator, I believe physical therapy research is the key basis of effective treatments for those living with injuries and diseases, and gives patients a better result with fewer complications at a lower cost.
But we need more research that demonstrates the value of physical therapy, and the Foundation is doing just that."
Widely known as a pioneer in the field of physical therapy, Dr Paris founded the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
immigration to the United States from New Zealand in 1966, he
has been actively involved in research, clinical practice, and teaching in the areas of orthopedic and manual physical therapy.
has published more than 40 articles in physical therapy, medical, and osteopathic journals and a book, The Spinal Lesion.
"Stanley continues to impress me with both his commitment to achieving his personal goals and his generosity toward the Foundation," said Foundation Board of Trustees President William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc.
In 2014, Dr Paris
attempted to break the speed and age record set by Dodge Morgan in 1986.
Morgan circumnavigated from Bermuda and returned in 150 days at age 56.
However, in the past year, a Chinese sailor sailed around the globe from China and lowered the speed record to 137 days.
Additionally, the age record was broken when a 70-year-old British woman circumnavigated from Vancouver, Canada.
will seek to set new speed and age records as well as being the first to circumnavigate green.
will depart from St. Augustine, Florida, in early November.