Ronnie Simpson first Vendee Globe trailer. Edited by Pierson Jacquelin December 2012
2012 Singlehanded Transpac- Moore 24 "Hope for the Warriors" aka US 101 from Ronnie Simpson on Vimeo.
US 101 tied up to the bulkhead at Kaneohe Yacht Club. Ready for action in tomorrow's Kauai Channel Race.
101 tied to a dock for the first time in over a month. Waikiki Yacht Club in Honolulu.
Had a rough, bumpy, but pretty fun passage from Kauai to Oahu. I knew that the trip would be difficult and uncomfortable on a short, lightweight boat like a Moore 24, but once again, I am amazed at this little boat. She seems to rest at anchor and say "Where do you wanna go? Hop on. Let's do it.". It blew high-teens to low 20's pretty much the whole time and there were big swells to contend with, so the boat pounded quite a bit, but no worries. Chillling here at Waikiki Yacht Club for a couple days and then probably moving to Hawaii Yacht Club. Going to do some boat work while i'm here and also been taking my sails and cleaning them with fresh water on a big lawn. Gave the boat a good rinse down today and then did laundry. This is the first time that 101 and I have been tied to a dock in 32 days, so we are happy to have facilities and land so accessible!!
Video recap of 2012 Singlehanded Transpc aboard Moore 24 "Hope for the Warriors/ US 101". 14 and a half days solo from San Francisco to Kauai placing first in class.
I wrote this blog yesterday and then sailed over to Nawiliwili. Now that I've decided to leave 101 in the islands, I need to line up a slip for her for the next few months. I'm probably leaving for Oahu tomorrow, eventually making my way to Kaneohe for the Kauai Channel Race. Here's the latest blog:
Decisions, decisions.... During the race, I decided what my next long-term goal is; the Vendee Globe. But for short-term goals , I haven't really decided what I want to do. I have a delivery back to the mainland in mid-August and am trying to organize a wounded-vet's sailing clinic for October, but after that I have a bit of an opportunity to possibly pursue another adventure. The original plan was to immediately ship the Moore back to California after the race but I'm having one of those Moitessier moments where I'm reflecting on how much hand-steering and hard work it took to get here. Then I look at my boat anchored out in one of the most idyllic anchorages in the Pacific.
And I think....
101 anchored in Hanalei Bay, Kauai. Moore <3
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