My name is Ronnie Simpson and I am a sailor, writer and philanthropist. At 19, I got hit by an RPG in Iraq and retired from the Marine Corps. At 23, I bought a boat and moved to California. I took off that winter but tlost my boat at sea and ended up in China. From there, I rode most of the way around the world on a bicycle, ending up back in California. From there, i've pretty much been on sailboats the entire time to the tune of 40,000 miles at sea.
In addition to cruising my current boat, "Sirena Gorda" (soon to be Mongo), I have found a livelihood in offshore racing, race prep, yacht deliviers, yacht racing journalism and in teaching wounded veterans to sail. I hope to release a book about my life story in 2014. This guy did a pretty good job telling it in 2011; so good they decided to make a movie about it, which is on the horizon. Aside from the book, movie, future non-profit endeavors, more sailing and other race projects, I have but one major goal which motivates me: to race solo and non-stop around the world. Stay tuned on that one...
Fair winds and following seas,