Ronnie Simpson Racing
2028 Vendée Globe

Ronnie Simpson is a 39-year-old professional racing sailor and former skipper of the Open 50 Shipyard Brewing which competed in the first-ever Global Solo Challenge, a single-handed non-stop sailing race around the world in 2023-24. Sailing most of the race in third place, he dismasted after Cape Horn and was unable to finish the race. Undeterred, Ronnie is now campaigning to become just the third American to complete the Vendée Globe race, which will begin in November of 2028. As a combat-wounded and medically retired US Marine and Iraq war veteran who has sailed more than 170,000 miles at sea, Ronnie will be sailing to raise money and awareness for US Patriot Sailing, a 501c3 Veterans’ sailing non-profit organization. Ronnie credits sailing with saving his life and believes in the inspirational and therapeutic benefit of finding purpose through sailing.

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