My name is Ronnie Simpson and I am a sailor, writer and philanthropist. At 19 years of age I was seriously injured in combat while serving in iraq. Shortly after, I lost my father. These events altered the course of my life greatly and have led me to continually seek fulfillment through adventure and become a collector of experience.
After four straight years of pursuiing offshore racing endeavors; 2 Transpacs, 2 Solo Transpacs, a Sydney- Hobart and countless other races, cruises, deliveries and more, I have decided to go cruising. When I began sailing, a sailboat reprsented freedom, adventure and world travel and I had a dream of going cruising. That dream never died, and now is my time to go.
In addition to cruising my current boat, "MONGO", I have found a livelihood in offshore racing, race prep, yacht deliveries, yacht racing journalism and in teaching wounded veterans to sail. In March 2014, I began sailing my engineless Cal 2-27 solo from California to Australia. I hope to release my first book in 2014, which will chronicle my long journey from the battlefield of Iraq to chasing my life dream; sailing in the Vendée Globe race. This guy did a pretty job telling the story in 2011 and this one in 2013.
In addition to sailing goals I have become passionate about surfing, helping heal comat vets through sailing, traveling, writing and preservation of the environment.
Fair winds and following seas,