St. Augustine sailor Stanley Paris stands aboard the Kiwi Spirit.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- He has to "abandon this dream."
That's how Stanley Paris put it.
The St. Augustine man, who was attempting to sail around the world alone in record time, is calling off the attempt, according to his latest blog post.
Damage to his sailboat -- the Kiwi Spirit -- is too severe, Paris said.
Paris spoke to First Coast News' Lewis Turner before before he set sail from St. Augustine.
First Coast News