Sailing Britalyis creating informative sailing videos! ⛵👍
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✔️ Access to patron-only posts, polls etc. (Join our community and get involved in our production!)
✔️ Early notification of crewing opportunities (If we're looking for crew for a passage, you'll here about it before anyone else!)
✔️ Adblock Absolution (If you have ever used AdBlock on our YouTube videos you are hereby relieved of all feelings of guilt!)
✔️ Early access to Episodes (See our Episodes before anyone else in the world.)
✔️ Ad-free viewing (During the Early-Access period, we disable the ads on our YouTube videos so that you can watch without any interruptions.)
✔️ Access to 🌟The Sailing Britaly Patreon Family🌟 (Our private Patron-only Facebook Group)
🌳 $1 = 10 trees planted!* (See our tree planting posts for more details)
All $1 rewards AND:
✔️ The 'key' to our TREASURE CHEST (This is a series of locked posts here on Patreon with some really special goodies, including PDF downloads which could save you $$$$. You don't want to miss this!!!)
🌳 $3 = 30 trees planted!* (See our tree planting posts for more details)
✔️ A massive 50% DISCOUNT on our one-to-one videocall consultations or email consultations!
We can help you:
- Fix pretty much anything! (Chris has been an engineering technician on aircraft and underwater robots for over 20 years) https://linkedin.com/in/christopherbarruk
- Save a fortune when you buy a boat (We were boat dealers and can save you $$$$, or even $$$$$!)
- Prioritize, plan and manage the refit of a boat.
- Find your path to Financial Freedom (We have years of experience with this, which is how we can afford to go cruising every year, in a sustainable way!)
- Start or grow a YouTube channel.
- Provide any other kind of on-to-one assistance you require from us.
The 50% discount applies after 4 processed pledges: see the "Start Here" tab on our Patreon homepage and click on the 🌟HIRE US🌟 post for more information on how we can help solve your problems in an individual and very personal way.
🌳 $5 = 50 trees planted!* (See our tree planting posts for more details)
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If you are new to Patreon, here is a 90 second video explaining what it is and how it works:
We almost stopped making sailing videos when Emma was born. We had worked very hard on our YouTube Channel up to that point, and already had thousands of subscribers. We had spent $$$$ on equipment, and a huge amount of time making videos, so we knew how difficult it would be to continue. At this incredibly precious moment in Emma's life, finding 30 hours to edit each video - whilst at the same time working on our freelance "day jobs" - was completely unsustainable.
This might seem incredible, but it takes around two hours of editing time to produce each minute of our sailing vlogs!
Up until this point our passion alone had driven us to make videos. However, in order for us to be able to continue, we had to find a way to allow our viewers to help us continue our passion in a sustainable way. Patreon was the answer!
This changed everything! There was a way forward for us to continue making videos. With each person who joined our 🌟Patreon Crew🌟, we could eliminate the need for us to do an equivalent amount of our freelance work.
To this day every single time we receive an email from Patreon saying that we have a new Patron our hearts sing with joy! It is the most tangible way you can let us know that you:
- Value our work.
- Believe in what we are doing.
- Really want us continue making our videos.
❤️🎉🤝 We LOVE our Patrons! 🤝🎉 ❤️
If you have ever felt inspired, entertained or informed by any of our videos - or if you want to help us keep making them, then join our amazing 🌟Patreon Crew🌟 and help us continue pouring our hearts and souls into making videos!
✔️ Replace lost and damaged equipment (Like the camera we dropped in the sea whilst filming some boat handling).
✔️ Buy better equipment so that we can improve the quality of our videos.
✔️ Spend more time making sailing videos for you instead of working on other projects.
You won't just be helping us - you will also help us make the world a better place! We have partnered with a non-profit organisation and we are planting 10 trees for every $1 pledged to us from new Patrons joining our 🌟Patreon Crew🌟! So far we have planted 4,770 trees and, equally as importantly, we have provided jobs to villagers, who are employed to plant the trees in some very poor parts of the world. As well as looking after our own interests, we are also doing lasting good for our planet in the process. 🌳🌳🌳 For more details about this, check out this post:
Sailing Britaly Tree Planting
By signing up:
🗝️ You will get a ton of rewards, matched to your reward tier. 🗝️
✉️ You can send us a private messages which we always reply to. ✉️
🤩 You will make our day! 🤩
🌍 You will know that our planet will benefit from some extra trees, and there will be some very grateful villagers in Nepal, Madagascar, Haiti, Indonesia, Mozambique or Kenya, who will be employed to plant those trees on your behalf. 🌍
You get some awesome rewards for signing up, so pick the tier which most naturally fits with you and your budget and sign up to join our amazing 🌟Patreon Crew🌟!
Thank you! 😊
Chris, Rossella & Emma
p.s. We have written a post to help you get the most rewards possible. See how you can 'Jump Up' a reward tier, at no extra cost, by reading this post:
How to Maximise your Patreon Rewards (at no extra cost to you!)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to pay in US Dollars?
No - Pay in any currency! As this is a US-based website, everything is written in Dollars, but you can use any currency and it will be automatically converted.
How many videos will you release a month?
We will never charge for more than 4 videos per month, even if we release a video every single day! You can also set a maximum on your pledge when you sign up so you'll never go over your budget. We welcome this and in fact we actively encourage you to do this! (See below)
How can I "Jump Up" a tier without it costing me any more?
We actively encourage all of our Patrons to do this as we want you to get the maximum possible value! So here's how you can do that... Pick the higher tier you want and set your monthly maximum of videos supported to just 1. This means you get the higher tier, but you will only be charged for a maximum of one video per month. Here is a page showing you exactly how to do this either when you first sign up, or retrospectively after you are already a Patron. How do I set a monthly maximum to my membership?
I don't have much money, can I still become a Patron?
Yes, please only sign up to pledge what you can easily afford. Even $1 per month adds up, and is greatly appreciated! 😊
Can I stop pledging in the future if I can't afford it?
Yes of course! You can log in to change or cancel your pledge whenever you want.
I'm still confused. Can you help me?
Absolutely! If you have questions about using Patreon or encounter any problems with the signup process, the Patreon support team is really friendly and helpful! You can send them a message by clicking here. If you have questions specifically about our page or rewards, our videos, or just want to say hi, you can send us a message directly via Patreon's messaging facility the second you become a Patron! (We always reply to our wonderful 🌟Patreon Crew!🌟)
When we hit this goal we will invest in a 55 - 200 mm lens for our main camera.
We see lots of beautiful things on our travels that we can't share with you because they are too far away to be effectively captured with our current lenses. (Wildlife is the prime example of this.)
With this bigger lens we can give you close-up shots of anything we see, and this will increase the quality of our videos!
We are going to buy a SSD external hard drive as Chris lost some very precious sleep during his solo sailing trip from the UK to Belgium thanks to one of our HDD external hard drives (we have bought many) giving errors during file transfers. A SSD drive will be much more reliable and will help us transfer video files reliably and quickly.
We will gradually be spending less time on other ways of making money and, little by little, start making more videos thanks to your support!