Simpson is still in his twenties, but he has lived quite a life. A short, but far from complete, summary: he served in Iraq as a Marine and was badly wounded, he abandoned his first sailboat in the Pacific, he bicycled across Asia, he raced the Singledhanded Transpac to Hawaii, he lost the keel on the boat on the way back and managed to sail it 800 miles back to San Francisco, he won his class in the SInglehanded Transpac, and now he is aiming for the Vendee Globe. Also, he lives aboard boats that he buys off Craigslist.
This is his latest, and he is about to spend a few weeks sailing it from Washington, down the PNW coast, to San Francisco.
Phew. In short, he travels a highly unconventional path that incorporates a degree of freedom few of us can
imagine, and more sailing than most of us could handle. And he chronicles it all in an interesting way. So if you can't live his life, you can still enjoy it with him.
Here he is winning his class in the 2012 Singlehanded Transpac: