Greeting from Maui. I am over here on vacation and thought I would help out an acquaintance of mine. Ronnie Simpson is into torture. He is currently on a sailing mission from SF to Australia on an engine less Cal 27. He lost his mast on a routine sail and now is stuck in Lahina. I am meeting with him today to give him a hand in replacing it with a new mast. Ronnie has had a shitload of bad luck over the last 5 years and I have reported several of his mishaps on these pages. In short, he has lost a rudder off San Diego and caught a passing freighter to China. His float plan was taking him to Hawaii but this was not to be. Then, in a return after a race to Hawaii, he lost his keel. And still made it to SF. Now a mast. His dream is to sail in the 2018 Volvo Race around the planet. Non stop on an Open 60. Wow. Check out his video below as I am only scratching the surface on the toughness this man owns.
I posted this vid a month ago but it is worth watching again!
Had an amazing sunset sail on a friends 50 footer last night. The crew was also delightful.