Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-07-2010, 08:35   #1
Senior Cruiser
 
sneuman's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2003
Location: Jamaica
Boat: Tayana 37 Cutter
Posts: 3,167
Images: 37
Ronnie Simpson Redeems Himself . . .

he completed the Trans Pac 2010 race on a Mt. Gay 30:

#!
__________________

__________________
Voyage of Symbiosis: http://svsymbiosis.blogspot.com/
sneuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 09:43   #2
Registered User
 
Stillraining's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Puget Sound
Boat: Irwin 41 CC Ketch
Posts: 2,876
Good on him
__________________

__________________
"Go simple, go large!".

Relationships are everything to me...everything else in life is just a tool to enhance them.
Stillraining is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 10:02   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 310
I give him credit. He had a dream, it bacame a nightmare. He recovered, and biked through China. Then gets the opportunity to refit a boat, drive it across the country and race single handed to Hawaii. Early in this saga, I believed him to be a bit of a flake. Now I really respect what he has done.

Anybody know how he's getting the boat back from Hawaii?
__________________
Abaco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 11:52   #4
Moderator... short for Cat Wrangler
 
sarafina's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Francisco
Boat: Cal 28 Flush Deck
Posts: 5,559
Images: 56
ah.... not sure what he raced in but it wasn't the transpac. transpsc runs every other year, on odd numbers... Cathy in Oz is trying to mount a campaign of women sailors for the 2011, but there was no 2010 race...
__________________
Sara

ain't what ya do, it's the way that ya do it...
sarafina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 11:57   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
sneuman's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2003
Location: Jamaica
Boat: Tayana 37 Cutter
Posts: 3,167
Images: 37
It's the singlehanded TransPac. It's organized by the Single-handed Sailing Society.
__________________
Voyage of Symbiosis: http://svsymbiosis.blogspot.com/
sneuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 11:59   #6
Moderator... short for Cat Wrangler
 
sarafina's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Francisco
Boat: Cal 28 Flush Deck
Posts: 5,559
Images: 56
yep, thanks, I had just found it and was coming back to add the info...
__________________
Sara

ain't what ya do, it's the way that ya do it...
sarafina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 16:44   #7
Registered User
 
fishwife's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South coast of England, moving around a bit.
Boat: Long range motor cruiser
Posts: 750
Ahem, for those of us who don't know who this fella is, a few clues please. A google, using the UK settings shows up as a footballer. A few links pretty please.

P.
__________________
The message is the journey, we are sure the answer lies in the destination. But in reality, there is no station, no place to arrive at once and for all. The joy of life is the trip, and the station is a dream that constantly out distances us”. Robert Hastings, The Station
fishwife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 17:10   #8
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,577
Images: 240
Quote:
Originally Posted by fishwife View Post
Ahem, for those of us who don't know who this fella is, a few clues please. A google, using the UK settings shows up as a footballer. A few links pretty please. P.
See

Ronnie Simpson rescued!

Offshore Sailor Needs Advice

hi, im ronnie, here is my new site
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 17:14   #9
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
TaoJones's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Montrose, Colorado
Posts: 9,850
Ronnie Simpson is a young American and Iraq War veteran who decided to get a boat and fix it up, then sail around the world solo - except he's never sailed before. Still, he embarked as he intended, leaving San Diego in October 2008, bound for Hawaii. He and his brother planned to make videos of the adventure and market them.

About 600 miles out of San Diego, he experienced steering failure and opted to abandon ship. He accepted a lift from a Chinese cargo vessel and wound up in China, with virtually nothing.

No problem . . . he decided to get a bicycle and pedal across Asia and Europe, trying to get back to the States. The funny thing is, he did it! You can follow the journey on his website:

Welcome to the Open Blue Horizon

Once back in the US, he decided to give it another try, this time starting out by sailing in the Singlehanded TransPac. This brief sketch should bring you up to date.

Here's a page of links on Cruisers Forum:


__________________
"Your vision becomes clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks within, awakens."
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)
TaoJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 23:20   #10
Certifiable Refitter/Senior Wannbe
 
Wotname's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South of 43 S, Australia
Boat: Van DeStat Super Dogger 31'
Posts: 7,331
Looks like he completed his apprenticeship (with some difficulty), is now a tradesman and with luck, with become a master.

I was one of his critics and I am very glad to see that he has succeeded.
__________________
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangereous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. T.E. Lawrence
Wotname is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 02:39   #11
Registered User
 
fishwife's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South coast of England, moving around a bit.
Boat: Long range motor cruiser
Posts: 750
Thank you for the links and the potted history.

P.
__________________
The message is the journey, we are sure the answer lies in the destination. But in reality, there is no station, no place to arrive at once and for all. The joy of life is the trip, and the station is a dream that constantly out distances us”. Robert Hastings, The Station
fishwife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 06:53   #12
Eternal Member
 
imagine2frolic's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Las Brisas Panama AGAIN!
Boat: Simpson, Catamaran, 46ft. IMAGINE
Posts: 4,508
Images: 123
I give the man credit for getting back on the horse, but in his bio it claims he survived a hurricane. At worst it was 35 knots, and his own fears beat him. We can only take him at his word if the rudder was broken, unless the boat is ever found we will never know.

He was gifted the boat he used in the race, and the owner pushed Ronnie pretty hard. He even admits he was willing to go in when the owner pushed him on. In a video of his trasining he was more worried about camera angles than driving the boat. Running up, and down a deck single-handing on S.F. Bay without a harness can be pretty dangerous. I have to admit he gets a lot of ink, but I wish he were more honest about how he got where he arrived to. Well, he wanted to sail around the world, and he's only got 25k miles to go. I would like to see him finish that!..........i2f
__________________
SAILING is not always a slick magazine cover!
BORROWED..No single one of is as smart as all of us!
http://sailingwithcancer.blogspot.com/
imagine2frolic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 08:54   #13
jkd
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abaco View Post
Anybody know how he's getting the boat back from Hawaii?
He is bringing it back with crew, possibly his girlfriend I think.

I'm glad he made it and his blog is an interesting balance.
I have a general gripe with 'Pay Pal' sailors, but to each their own. I'm glad he found someone to loan him a boat and give him some additional direction and focus. (that is a true gift I hope he never forgets)

John
__________________
jkd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2010, 05:47   #14
Registered User
 
Doodles's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Virginia, USA & Krabi, Thailand
Boat: Wauquiez Pretorien 35; Nordica 16
Posts: 2,810
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by jkd View Post
He is bringing it back with crew, possibly his girlfriend I think.

I'm glad he made it and his blog is an interesting balance.
I have a general gripe with 'Pay Pal' sailors, but to each their own. I'm glad he found someone to loan him a boat and give him some additional direction and focus. (that is a true gift I hope he never forgets)

John
Excuse my ignorance, but what's a 'Pay Pal' sailor?
__________________
Mundis Ex Igne Factus Est
Doodles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2010, 06:54   #15
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,577
Images: 240
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doodles View Post
Excuse my ignorance, but what's a 'Pay Pal' sailor?
I imagine a “pay pal sailor” might be one who funds their personal endeavours through donations (pay pal).
__________________

__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Simpson cloud 12 jumpinpin jim Multihull Sailboats 16 05-01-2017 14:04
Anyone Have a Simpson Sinewave ? JacquiSydney Multihull Sailboats 2 16-11-2010 19:48
Simpson Lawrence Windlass johnar Anchoring & Mooring 42 19-06-2009 01:20
Ronnie Simpson rescued! Colorado Dreamer General Sailing Forum 1 10-10-2008 01:14
hi, im ronnie, here is my new site ronniesimpson Meets & Greets 4 09-04-2008 15:03



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:06.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.