Below start of a great update on Sailing Anarchy website by my watch-mate Ronnie Simpson about our little Island Race together – check it 😉 …meanwhile, I’m in Fiji preparing the delivery of my friend’s Cal 39 to Bundaberg, Australia with Linda Pasquariello before flying to Perth to meet Jon Sanders at Fremantle Sailing Club for the May 4th start of the Fremantle Bali Race…
Singlehanded sailor Ronnie Simpson did something bizarre – he went racing with other people!
“The 2013 sailing season has started with a bang! First was an early March delivery down the coast on the sexy R/P 45 “Criminal Mischief”, followed by the Islands Race on the Santa Cruz 70 “Holua”. Sailing with some of the top sailors on the west coast including Brian Caldwell, Bill Erkelens and navigator extraordinaire Skip McCormack, we took second in class and second overall, losing out on the win by just 9 seconds after more than 11 hours of racing!!! The mental image of a big fleet of sleds barreling down the California coast at 20 knots with their massive poled out a-kites on a windy night is now permanently ingrained in my memory. Good stuff…”
-“It was good for all of us ;)” – BJ
Below: Loading Paul’s one & only ‘souvenir’ aboard “Kipuka” from Tonga in Fiji for le grande depart ! Click to enlarge @ your own risk 😉