Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Alameda, San Francisco Bay
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Ronnie certainly can spin a sea story in his Bio. The local news had a segment on the SHTP with Ronnie and his (borrowed) sled figured pretty prominently. From the it’s a small world department: Skip has been pretty active on the SSS bulletin board and has been providing some weather routing. It seems that we are caught between an el Nino and la Ninia event so the preferred course is predicted to be a Rhumb Line one, but with moderate winds (trades to be no more than in the mid teens). That means Ronnie shouldn’t see anything more than the mid twenties when he is in the squalls (I’m half expecting him to spin these winds too). But, to give the fellow credit, he did have to do a 400NM qualifying race and his boat has to pass a pre-race inspection today. There is a 79 year old retired army general doing this race too and he and Ronnie (marine) have a little side wager going on for who will be first to finish on corrected. The old guy’s secret weapon is the fact that he has made 18 single handed crossings to Hawaii, 10 of them in this race! Seems that he likes to take his boat over to each summer and bring her back to Cali each fall.