SSL is creating a sailing adventure for YOU!
146

patrons

$1,483
per month
Hi Everyone, thank you so much for making your way to our Patreon page... We have some really big plans for the future and we are asking you to be a part of it all!

Here on Sailing 'Sophisticated Lady' we are creating documentary style sailing videos that are designed to be entertaining and informative at the same time. I personally have well over 60,000 sea miles, most of them aboard 'Sophisticated Lady', and tons of experience to share from my history in electronics, mechanics, and boat maintenance/ownership. We currently travel around the Caribbean creating commercials for corporate clients in tourism related businesses, incorporating drone aerials with our ground based and underwater footage. 

We document our work as well as our travels. We have had crew and guests onboard in past that have joined us from pretty much every continent, and many many countries... a real cultural experience! My son Brenden also travels and works with us as you know, and is helping tremendously with editing and creating content... his passion in school and college was video editing and 3D animation, and now he is bringing those skills into our family business aboard 'Sophisticated Lady'!


We could continue along as we are with commercial video and posting occasional travel videos about our experiences at each of the islands we work, but what I am hearing from you is that you would like us to focus more on the travel videos, and that is exactly what we would like to do!  We are so fortunate to have fans like you, people who are willing to help fortify us and be a part of who we are and what we do...  Your support means the world to us, and we have ideas for videos that will entertain you in so many ways!

For those of you asking to know a bit more about my personal past and how I got here, I have posted a 'mini-bio' that I started writing a number of years back that will give you an idea of "who is Captain Rick?"... you can find it in my public posts here on Patreon, or also on the "About Us" page on the ARL website which you can find at: http://www.ambientreallife.com/about-us-2/


Thanks again for your support and appreciation of the videos, and I look forward as always to hearing from you!
Cheers,
Captain Rick
S/V 'Sophisticated Lady'

www.AmbientRealLife.com
www.youtube.com/AmbientRealLife
www.facebook.com/AmbientRealLife



Tiers
Become A Patron
$2 or more per month 53 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to a feed of patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
A Big THANK-YOU!
$5 or more per month 40 patrons
A huge thanks for your support, and I will do my best to bring you more and more great content!  We'll also be posting beautiful pictures from our travels that you can download and use as your computer desktop or screensaver if you like!
VIRTUAL TOURIST!
$10 or more per month 22 patrons
You will have behind the scenes live access to our onboard webcam where you can view live photo updates of exactly where we are at the time.. You will be privvy to our real-time updates and decision making processes as to where we head next!
ETA: 60-90 days from start
VIRTUAL CRUISER!
$15 or more per month 8 patrons
In addition to previous levels, you will be able to have your questions answered directly in a video.  Not only will you hear about our next destination possibilities, but you will be part of our voting community that helps us decide where is next that we will explore, and what we will explore while we are there... in addition to the weather tracking and forecasting and navigational routing that becomes part of our ultimate decision making process along the way!  Team SSL is going to become your PATREON DRONE to explore your world, and YOU will be at the controls!


You will also receive FREE access to our new extended SSL video versions on our new Vimeo On Demand channel!


ETA: 60-90 days from start

I WANT TO GO SAILING!!
$25 or more per month 37 patrons
This one is self-explanatory... all previous levels, PLUS a chance to join the crew and come aboard 'SOPHISTICATED LADY'!  


Welcome Aboard!

Captain Rick

Make ME a CREATOR!
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
At this level you will be invited to offer suggestions for an upcoming video based on the area we are in... You can research and find something you feel would be of interest for a video, and if picked we will follow through on your idea by filming, and giving you first screening along with honorable mention in the video and credits!
ARL Bronze Partner!
$75 or more per month 1 patron
At this reward level you are now a main sponsor of our network and we will give your business or service honorable mention in a video that will remain on Youtube with a textual link back to your own website!  


(Normally a US$1000/yr sponsorship, we are offering this on Patreon for US$75/mth)

ARL Silver Partner!
$100 or more per month 1 patron
YOU are someone who has a business, service or product to promote, and also recognizes the costs associated with what we do... We go through gear... LOTS of gear.  At this reward level you are now a main sponsor of our network and we will give your business or service honorable mention in a video that will remain on Youtube with a textual link back to your own website!  


(Normally a US$1500/yr sponsorship, we are offering this on Patreon for US$100/mth)

ARL Gold Partner!
$150 or more per month 1 patron
At this level you receive all benefits from Silver Partner level, but we will also post your logo and links on our main ARL website and links to your website in the text descriptions of several of our videos on Youtube, with thanks and credit given to your business for supporting our SSL Videos!


(Normally a US$2500/yr sponsorship, we are offering this on Patreon for US$150/mth)

ARL Platinum Partner!
$200 or more per month 1 patron
All benefits from Silver and Gold levels, plus we will feature your logo on our SSL Webcam page on our ARL website, the most viewed site on the page!  Your logo will link to your own personalized page on our website, that will also link back to your own website!


(Normally a US$3500/yr sponsorship, we are offering this on Patreon for US$200/mth)

ARL Diamond Partner!
$750 or more per month 0 patrons
This is our top tier level for larger brands or businesses.  This level offers all benefits of previous levels, but also exclusivity of category in brand and/or location.  


(Normally a US$9500/yr level, we are offering this level for $650/month on Patreon)

Goals
$1,483 of $2,500 per month
Now you guys are really showing us how much you want us to keep on 'keeping on', and we hear you!  At this goal we can cover our primary expenses, and start thinking about outfitting 'SOPHISTICATED LADY' with some of the necessary upgrades we've been dreaming about for a while now that will let us cruise further 'off the grid' and into remote areas without need of land based services... Having an onboard De-Salinator (watermaker),  finish our solar upgrade, etc... all the crucial elements to be able to visit more remote places and deliver the kind of videos we intend to make for you in the destinations you'd like to see... Thanks again for your support everyone!
Cheers,
Captain Rick
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Hi Everyone, thank you so much for making your way to our Patreon page... We have some really big plans for the future and we are asking you to be a part of it all!

Here on Sailing 'Sophisticated Lady' we are creating documentary style sailing videos that are designed to be entertaining and informative at the same time. I personally have well over 60,000 sea miles, most of them aboard 'Sophisticated Lady', and tons of experience to share from my history in electronics, mechanics, and boat maintenance/ownership. We currently travel around the Caribbean creating commercials for corporate clients in tourism related businesses, incorporating drone aerials with our ground based and underwater footage. 

We document our work as well as our travels. We have had crew and guests onboard in past that have joined us from pretty much every continent, and many many countries... a real cultural experience! My son Brenden also travels and works with us as you know, and is helping tremendously with editing and creating content... his passion in school and college was video editing and 3D animation, and now he is bringing those skills into our family business aboard 'Sophisticated Lady'!


We could continue along as we are with commercial video and posting occasional travel videos about our experiences at each of the islands we work, but what I am hearing from you is that you would like us to focus more on the travel videos, and that is exactly what we would like to do!  We are so fortunate to have fans like you, people who are willing to help fortify us and be a part of who we are and what we do...  Your support means the world to us, and we have ideas for videos that will entertain you in so many ways!

For those of you asking to know a bit more about my personal past and how I got here, I have posted a 'mini-bio' that I started writing a number of years back that will give you an idea of "who is Captain Rick?"... you can find it in my public posts here on Patreon, or also on the "About Us" page on the ARL website which you can find at: http://www.ambientreallife.com/about-us-2/


Thanks again for your support and appreciation of the videos, and I look forward as always to hearing from you!
Cheers,
Captain Rick
S/V 'Sophisticated Lady'

www.AmbientRealLife.com
www.youtube.com/AmbientRealLife
www.facebook.com/AmbientRealLife



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Tiers
Become A Patron
$2 or more per month 53 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to a feed of patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
A Big THANK-YOU!
$5 or more per month 40 patrons
A huge thanks for your support, and I will do my best to bring you more and more great content!  We'll also be posting beautiful pictures from our travels that you can download and use as your computer desktop or screensaver if you like!
VIRTUAL TOURIST!
$10 or more per month 22 patrons
You will have behind the scenes live access to our onboard webcam where you can view live photo updates of exactly where we are at the time.. You will be privvy to our real-time updates and decision making processes as to where we head next!
ETA: 60-90 days from start
VIRTUAL CRUISER!
$15 or more per month 8 patrons
In addition to previous levels, you will be able to have your questions answered directly in a video.  Not only will you hear about our next destination possibilities, but you will be part of our voting community that helps us decide where is next that we will explore, and what we will explore while we are there... in addition to the weather tracking and forecasting and navigational routing that becomes part of our ultimate decision making process along the way!  Team SSL is going to become your PATREON DRONE to explore your world, and YOU will be at the controls!


You will also receive FREE access to our new extended SSL video versions on our new Vimeo On Demand channel!


ETA: 60-90 days from start

I WANT TO GO SAILING!!
$25 or more per month 37 patrons
This one is self-explanatory... all previous levels, PLUS a chance to join the crew and come aboard 'SOPHISTICATED LADY'!  


Welcome Aboard!

Captain Rick

Make ME a CREATOR!
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
At this level you will be invited to offer suggestions for an upcoming video based on the area we are in... You can research and find something you feel would be of interest for a video, and if picked we will follow through on your idea by filming, and giving you first screening along with honorable mention in the video and credits!
ARL Bronze Partner!
$75 or more per month 1 patron
At this reward level you are now a main sponsor of our network and we will give your business or service honorable mention in a video that will remain on Youtube with a textual link back to your own website!  


(Normally a US$1000/yr sponsorship, we are offering this on Patreon for US$75/mth)

ARL Silver Partner!
$100 or more per month 1 patron
YOU are someone who has a business, service or product to promote, and also recognizes the costs associated with what we do... We go through gear... LOTS of gear.  At this reward level you are now a main sponsor of our network and we will give your business or service honorable mention in a video that will remain on Youtube with a textual link back to your own website!  


(Normally a US$1500/yr sponsorship, we are offering this on Patreon for US$100/mth)

ARL Gold Partner!
$150 or more per month 1 patron
At this level you receive all benefits from Silver Partner level, but we will also post your logo and links on our main ARL website and links to your website in the text descriptions of several of our videos on Youtube, with thanks and credit given to your business for supporting our SSL Videos!


(Normally a US$2500/yr sponsorship, we are offering this on Patreon for US$150/mth)

ARL Platinum Partner!
$200 or more per month 1 patron
All benefits from Silver and Gold levels, plus we will feature your logo on our SSL Webcam page on our ARL website, the most viewed site on the page!  Your logo will link to your own personalized page on our website, that will also link back to your own website!


(Normally a US$3500/yr sponsorship, we are offering this on Patreon for US$200/mth)

ARL Diamond Partner!
$750 or more per month 0 patrons
This is our top tier level for larger brands or businesses.  This level offers all benefits of previous levels, but also exclusivity of category in brand and/or location.  


(Normally a US$9500/yr level, we are offering this level for $650/month on Patreon)