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I think the reason some of us go a little bit further to "defend" Ronnie is because of posts like the one above. Ronnie never set out to be a "hero" and I don't think he regards himself as such. Hes just a kid who decided to get out there and live his life to the max. You call him an idiot then say you would like to have a beer with him? And slap him?
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Bullshite.

If he didn't set out to be a 'hero' then why the website, the publicity push, the planned Documentrary....and as SD said timing his departure with the evening news??

That he DID set out to be a hero is the ONLY reason or basis that I feel we do have the right to criticize.......he wasn't a kid who quietly decided to sail off.......HE put himself in the public light.....he asked for and chased the publicity and well he got it.

Would you consider his attempted circumnavigation and level of preparation to not be idiotic???

Greg.... maybe you should look up the definition of enigma.
That I would like to have a beer with him and consider him both determined, interesting and also idiotic is what makes him enigmatic.
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Bullshite.

If he didn't set out to be a 'hero' then why the website, the publicity push, the planned Documentrary....and as SD said timing his departure with the evening news??

That he DID set out to be a hero is the ONLY reason or basis that I feel we do have the right to criticize.......he wasn't a kid who quietly decided to sail off.......HE put himself in the public light.....he asked for and chased the publicity and well he got it.

Would you consider his attempted circumnavigation and level of preparation to not be idiotic???

Greg.... maybe you should look up the definition of enigma.
That I would like to have a beer with him and consider him both determined, interesting and also idiotic is what makes him enigmatic.

If the crime is having a website then you are going to have to reevaluate what you judge people on....there are literally thousands of travel blogs and websites out there. As for timing his departure to coincide with the evening news, could you post proof of this please?
Leaving with a level of preparation that is "idiotic"? That really is a good one.
You are going to have to call the Bumfuzzles idiots as well then. And anyone who goes for a sail without classes, all safety gear possible and 10 years of learning under a master mariner. Perhaps this could be you too?

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Wow. So yeah you do seriously consider that he was adequately prepared and experienced for the voyage.

The ocean appeared to disagree with you and him and the ocean is really the only opinion that does matter.

The reasons why he was 'idiotic' have been thrashed out a thousand times in this thread and I won't attempt to go into the differences here between his approach and the bumfuzzles.

I coincidentally haven't spend 10 years under a master mariner and have a modest boat limited experience and fairly large ambitions, however no one has had to risk their life in the middle of the ocean yet to rescue my sorry ass.

I believe in and live my signature every day I feel no need to prove it to you however.
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Re: Ronnie Simpson Giving It Another Go

Check out who Ronnie is sailing with these days...

Open Blue Horizon - September 22, 2012- Newport, RI

I'd say Conner, Jobson, and Turner are pretty good mentors. Wow.
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