Annapolis Yacht Club Foundation Board Member Chip Carr recently visited Ronnie Simpson in Portland Maine. Ronnie is a recipient of a grant from AYCF to help with his mission to sail in the Global Solo Challenge starting Oct 28th, 2023. Approximately 50 boats and skippers are scheduled to race around the world non-stop.
Ronnie hails from Annapolis, MD and he and his boat "Sparrow", a 1994 fixed keel
Open 50 are currently in Maine Yacht Center finishing up a re-fit and bottom repair preparing for upcoming start from A Coruna, Spain. Ronnie is affiliated with US Patriot
Sailing here in Annapolis, MD. He is a Combat-Wounded and Retired Marine Corps Veteran. His goal is to help create awareness in Environmental Conservation and Diversity in Sailing. (globalsolochallenge.com)