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Suddenly Lighter
You met Ronnie Simpson in this space as a young, former Marine, medically retired following a shoot-up outside Fallujah, prepping for the Singlehanded Transpac. He had a good race—finished second—but Ronnie lost the keel off his 30-foot Warrior’s Wish 800 ...
Normal to Not Be Normal
Jeff Lebesch (left) and Adrian Johnson, first and second finishers in the Singlehanded Transpac. © Kathe Hashimoto Photography No matter where you go in the world it’s “never like this” when they switch the weather on. So it goes with distance ...
Pacific: Beginnings and Endings
Consummate veteran Skip Allen, who has won California-Hawaii races crewed, doublehanded, and solo, maintains that doublehanded is the hardest, harder even than singlehanded because when you’re alone, you know you have to make compromises. Doublehanded, he says, “You feel obligated ...
Only in San Francisco
Okay, most places where people sail, you wouldn’t see this mix of geography, seabreeze, and sailing types. Beyond that, the quiz of the day goes, why is this truly, Only In San Francisco? As seen from Crissy Field, ...
Solo Transpac – Simplicity Counts
RPGs and the Big Ocean
Walking toward his ride for the solo Transpac, Ronnie Simpson slowed us down to point out that the mast of his 30-footer is taller than the mast of the 35-footer next door. I like this guy. He made one ...

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