Barry Spanier is a Full Scale Model Experimentalist/Sailmaker/ (Sailing Speed Specialist) and has forty years experience in sailmaking, having built hundreds of full scale proofs of theoretical concepts, and has used day-to-day, one-on-one testing regimes to bring concepts to reality.
Barry is a consultant to Cislunar Aerospace, Inc., a company involved in developing full scale methodology for doing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) on 3D grids generated from multiple photographs taken from several angles at the same moment.
Thirty-six years from opening MauiSails in December 1978, Barry has come full circle, back to his love of yachting, sail design and hanging out in a sail loft. West Maui Sails & Canvas was born. The parents, Jim and Randy Coon of Trilogy Excursions, knew just who to go to open up Maui’s only full service, ground floor sail loft - Barry Spanier. Check it out! http://www.westmauisailandcanvas.com/.
West Maui Sails & Canvas is equipped with four commercial sewing
machines. Two of the machines (Adler 98 and Bernina 217) are available
for light duty sail repairs (including windsurf sails) and canvas
work, but the ‘queen of the fleet’ is their new custom CORDES Rotary-combo
Mini-Maxi long-arm/high-arm ZZ machine from Australia. This machine is
built for sailmakers and offers tremendous advantages over existing
machines commonly used here in the islands. With their CORDES machine they
can handle the heaviest conditions from Maxi sails right down to medium
weight cruising sails.
Life is good. Work is 10 minutes from SV Cornelia and he loves what he does.
Barry has a passion for writing, which
extends to screenplays, short stories, and poems.
While sailing the
South Pacific, he chronicled his adventures with
letters to his mother, Cornelia Spanier. Fortunately, she kept all of
his letters and
drawings, which she gave him, providing the basis for The Bare
Barry will captivate you, challenge you, make you laugh and leave you
wondering even more....just who is Barry Spanier?
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"Barry What a great book, we had talked about the
story many times in Maui, now that it is all put together you hit the
nail on the head. " go with what you got" what a line. Thanks for the
great read." John Zuanich
"Dear Barry, all four of us onboard the Compass Rose have read and loved
The Bare Chronicles. Thank you so much for giving it to us before we
left Lahaina. We passed it along to fellow cruisers, so I'll have to buy
a copy when we return to Hawaii! Aloha,"
LuAnne and Dr Robert Yapp
"A kick in the pants to just "go with what you got". Thanks Barry I needed that. Great read."
I love to listen to you and it makes me feel that life is so great and
that I have a lot more to learn.
Your book is amazing.
Thank you for your experience and to share those with me and the world.
Thank you for the amazing sails, GHOST XT men is THA SHIT. hahahaha probably you be laughing by now.
Well that's how life supposed to be smile and be happy.
Thank you I had a great time.
May god bless you and your family
I want to thank you for the best Stories you have share with
Taty Frans, Bonaire
"Finished 'The Bare Chronicles' this
morning. Started it last night! Not sure if this is an Aussie saying
and 'I'm not pissing in your pocket' when I say, "I could not put it
down"! What an inspiring, humble, romantic,
adventurous, tit for tat, etc.... It was awesome reading. Barry,
everyone wants to read it. They just don't know it yet!!!" Charly
Go to www.windsurferinternational.com,
to read Brian McDowell's review of the book - IT'S OUT NOW!
"I have no idea what others might get out of it
but for me it was exciting and sad, beautiful and fulfilling, enlightening and a
whole lot of fun reading. It was about my good friend and guru, it
reminded me of my own travels, working along the way and in the book I
found stories about people I have known, from Harlow to Bernard to
Malcom to Ken and others. It brought back memories and ideals.
But maybe most important, it reminded me of how I got to where I am
today. Like so many others, meeting Sticks changed my life. It only
got better from that moment and is continuing to do so." Paul
on the French canals with his wife, Susan.
"Loved the book. Gonna run a review next
issue. I'm being honest when I say I couldn't put it down. I'm a sucker
for a struggle and particularly tales of drama and great exploits at
sea." Brian McDowell,
"I read the book in 2 days. Very interesting and inspiring to read all
this stuff. I like to read this kind of experiences. It gives me a also a
new view on the label Maui Sails and her designer! I more or less
forgot that Maui Sails was a leading factor in the beginning of the
sport. Good to see that here are brands in the windsurfworld that are
more than marketing and have a true spirit." Rene
received the book yesterday and read it last night. It was fun to read
about a man that was living life. A life of
his choice. A life with
decisions being made by the man and not his surroundings. Most don't
have the courage to live this way. Most are consumed by modern day
pressures and material items. It also showed the importance of having
a mother that was loved and respected. A mother that supported her son
and gave Barry the strength to be free knowing that there was someone
there to help if all came crashing down (on Barry). True parents are
the strength of most good men." Paul
Criscuolo, Woodbridge, Connecticut
you Samantha & Barry for the book. It arrived today and since I got
back from town I haven't accomplished any of my chores yet because I
can't put it down. I am so glad that you have put this out in the world
for others to read and appreciate. I sure am." Denise
"I'm digging into your book with great
enjoyment. My 9 month old son loves to listen as I read aloud,
although I suspect he wishes you included more pictures of fuzzy farm
animals!"....that is of course, there is more you want to say!
Dan Weiss, Regional
Director, US Windsurfing
"I am loving the Bare Chronicles. I am reading just a bit each
evening so that I can savor it. I have had a couple of friends that want
to read it when I am done." Maureen Smith, Eugene Oregon
Barry has been associated with innovation and development
in the world
of windsurfing and sailing for over thirty years. Currently, he is
living and working on his home island of Maui, Hawaii, serving as the
Head Sail Designer for MauiSails, an internationally recognized
CSA - Commercial Sail Associates
"There is every reason to consider sail power as a meaningful way we
could demonstrate to the world our total commitment to reducing carbon
output, restoring American shipbuilding, utilizing our superior sailing
technology, and putting a large number of souls back
to work again." Barry Spanier. If you would like to be a part of this, go to www.commercial-sail-associates.com
For the last ten years Barry has been working with Robert Masters and
Dr. Richard Sword to create www.lifehut.com,
a free source of audio visual psychology aimed at stress relief and personal improvement.