Sailing followtheboat is creating videos about sailing round the world with a cat.
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Did you know that we are sailing to Alaska via Japan because that was what our Patrons voted for? Never underestimate the power of a Patron!

We are Jamie and Liz, two Brits on a boat with a cat called Millie, and we've been telling the story of our sailing adventures since 2006. Check out our followtheboat blog
for the early stuff.



Each week we upload the next episode of our adventure to our Patrons a few days before the rest of the world. We also add FREE bonus videos, hi-res images and music videos just for Patrons. And we announce all our LATEST NEWS here first.

Yes, there are palm-tree days and the wind can be kind...but there are plenty of times when the shi (you-know-what) hits the fan, and we're not afraid to show you the reality of "living the dream"!




Patrons invest in our story-telling as a way to show their appreciation. This belief in our work means the world to us. It also means we can update, upgrade and add gear; pay for music to keep it fresh; subscribe to the best editing suites  and upload from some of the remotest places on the planet!

Our fantastic Patrons inspire us every day.

To see a BIG improvement in the quality of our videos, check out the playlist
 'Sailing videos from the beginning' It's all down to the support our Patrons give us.

Patrons appear in our famous episode roll call (you can choose to opt out); get freebies like postcards, photos, mugs, followbacks on social media and t-shirts; some even have their own personal videos! When we reach our next goal we'll invite one Patron and partner on board SY Esper for a week, wherever we are in the world. 



So this is how it works.... We upload one video per week, and you pledge $2 to £100 per video. You set a MAXIMUM cap per calendar month, so there are no surprises when you are billed, and you can cancel any time. The boffins at Patreon do all the back-room stuff to ensure your pledge is processed securely.

We value every comment, subscription, 'like' and view, so keep 'em coming!  And remember, you will always be able to watch the story unfold on our YouTube channel because followtheboat content will always be free.

Not quite ready for regular commitment, but want to throw us a (fish)bone? You can do that through
followtheboat's Rum Fund. We'll add you to the video roll call if you become a rum-funder...

Peace and fair winds, friends!
Love,
Liz, Jamie and Millie

❤️❤️❤️

Tiers
Deckhand!
$2 or more per video
We want your name on the VIP list, which means you get to be the first to view our video clips before they are released to the public. You will have access to Jamie's favourite images each month through our Patreon-only Dropbox. You get to comment on our activity page (only VIPs can do this). We will add your name to the roll call at the end of each video (unless you'd prefer to remain anonymous). We will give you the secret Patron-only discount code for our Shop!
All our rewards commence after the third month of pledges received.


Bosun!
$5 or more per video
We're going to give you a special treat in return for your faith in us. You'll be added to our VIP list for starters, and you will have access to Jamie's favourite images each month through our Patreon-only Dropbox. We will give you the secret Patron-only discount code for our Shop!  But there's more... we'll follow you on twitter, like your facebook page and add your website to our 'favourites' page on followtheboat for as long as you remain a patron - make sure you email your information to us! Not only that, if you send us your address, we'll send you a postcard (remember those?) whenever we land in a new country. We love postcards! Save the postcard!
All our rewards commence after the third month of pledges received 
Mate!
$15 or more per video
Fancy a followtheboat mug? We'll send you one if you become a Mate!
You will have access to Jamie's favourite images each month through our Patreon-only Dropbox. Of course, you'll be on the VIP list, we'll hook up via social media and we'll send you postcards. And we will give you the secret Patron-only discount code for our Shop!
All our rewards commence after the third month of pledges received


Captain!
$25 or more per video
As a Captain we will repay your GREATness with something special. We will give you the secret Patron-only discount code for our Shop! And as well as the VIP list, social media follows, postcards and access to Jamie's favourite images each month through our Patreon-only Dropbox, we are going to give you a followtheboat mug and t-shirt! Highly prized, and only issued to Captains and Commanders, these goodies will wing their way to you pronto!
All our rewards commence after the third month of pledges received
Commander!
$50 or more per video
As a Commander, your reward will include all the previous goodies: admittance to the VIP list, social media follows, images through Dropbox and postcards, the secret Patron-only discount code for our Shop and a followtheboat mug and T shirt.
Additionally, when you hit your third month of support, we will edit a special edition video, answering any questions you may have, or covering any topic of your choice. This is a one-off, exclusive prize which we will tailor to you! Please get in touch once you've been with us for three months so we can discuss what topic you would like us to cover!
All our rewards commence after the third month of pledges received 
Admiral
$100 or more per video
Admirals are the top tier, and as you would expect, your reward will include all the previous goodies: admittance to the VIP list, social media follows, images through Dropbox, postcards, two mugs, the secret Patron-only discount code for our Shop, a special edition video... And two t-shirts which will be designed especially for you!  Remember to get in touch once you've been with us for three months so we can tailor your own personal video! All our rewards commence after the third month of pledges received  
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Come stay on Esper!

One Patron + partner get to spend a week on sy Esper!*
All you have to do is pay for travel to and from our destination...and come up with the best reason why it should be you... through the medium of VIDEO!

*Eligibility:
Deckhand - 1 reason
Bosun - 2 reasons
Mate - 3 reasons
Captain - 4 reasons
Commander - 5 reasons
Admiral - 6 reasons
Patrons must be active in the month the goal is reached, and
have processed pledges for a minimum of three months.

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Did you know that we are sailing to Alaska via Japan because that was what our Patrons voted for? Never underestimate the power of a Patron!

We are Jamie and Liz, two Brits on a boat with a cat called Millie, and we've been telling the story of our sailing adventures since 2006. Check out our followtheboat blog
for the early stuff.



Each week we upload the next episode of our adventure to our Patrons a few days before the rest of the world. We also add FREE bonus videos, hi-res images and music videos just for Patrons. And we announce all our LATEST NEWS here first.

Yes, there are palm-tree days and the wind can be kind...but there are plenty of times when the shi (you-know-what) hits the fan, and we're not afraid to show you the reality of "living the dream"!




Patrons invest in our story-telling as a way to show their appreciation. This belief in our work means the world to us. It also means we can update, upgrade and add gear; pay for music to keep it fresh; subscribe to the best editing suites  and upload from some of the remotest places on the planet!

Our fantastic Patrons inspire us every day.

To see a BIG improvement in the quality of our videos, check out the playlist
 'Sailing videos from the beginning' It's all down to the support our Patrons give us.

Patrons appear in our famous episode roll call (you can choose to opt out); get freebies like postcards, photos, mugs, followbacks on social media and t-shirts; some even have their own personal videos! When we reach our next goal we'll invite one Patron and partner on board SY Esper for a week, wherever we are in the world. 



So this is how it works.... We upload one video per week, and you pledge $2 to £100 per video. You set a MAXIMUM cap per calendar month, so there are no surprises when you are billed, and you can cancel any time. The boffins at Patreon do all the back-room stuff to ensure your pledge is processed securely.

We value every comment, subscription, 'like' and view, so keep 'em coming!  And remember, you will always be able to watch the story unfold on our YouTube channel because followtheboat content will always be free.

Not quite ready for regular commitment, but want to throw us a (fish)bone? You can do that through
followtheboat's Rum Fund. We'll add you to the video roll call if you become a rum-funder...

Peace and fair winds, friends!
Love,
Liz, Jamie and Millie

❤️❤️❤️

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Tiers
Deckhand!
$2 or more per video
We want your name on the VIP list, which means you get to be the first to view our video clips before they are released to the public. You will have access to Jamie's favourite images each month through our Patreon-only Dropbox. You get to comment on our activity page (only VIPs can do this). We will add your name to the roll call at the end of each video (unless you'd prefer to remain anonymous). We will give you the secret Patron-only discount code for our Shop!
All our rewards commence after the third month of pledges received.


Bosun!
$5 or more per video
We're going to give you a special treat in return for your faith in us. You'll be added to our VIP list for starters, and you will have access to Jamie's favourite images each month through our Patreon-only Dropbox. We will give you the secret Patron-only discount code for our Shop!  But there's more... we'll follow you on twitter, like your facebook page and add your website to our 'favourites' page on followtheboat for as long as you remain a patron - make sure you email your information to us! Not only that, if you send us your address, we'll send you a postcard (remember those?) whenever we land in a new country. We love postcards! Save the postcard!
All our rewards commence after the third month of pledges received 
Mate!
$15 or more per video
Fancy a followtheboat mug? We'll send you one if you become a Mate!
You will have access to Jamie's favourite images each month through our Patreon-only Dropbox. Of course, you'll be on the VIP list, we'll hook up via social media and we'll send you postcards. And we will give you the secret Patron-only discount code for our Shop!
All our rewards commence after the third month of pledges received


Captain!
$25 or more per video
As a Captain we will repay your GREATness with something special. We will give you the secret Patron-only discount code for our Shop! And as well as the VIP list, social media follows, postcards and access to Jamie's favourite images each month through our Patreon-only Dropbox, we are going to give you a followtheboat mug and t-shirt! Highly prized, and only issued to Captains and Commanders, these goodies will wing their way to you pronto!
All our rewards commence after the third month of pledges received
Commander!
$50 or more per video
As a Commander, your reward will include all the previous goodies: admittance to the VIP list, social media follows, images through Dropbox and postcards, the secret Patron-only discount code for our Shop and a followtheboat mug and T shirt.
Additionally, when you hit your third month of support, we will edit a special edition video, answering any questions you may have, or covering any topic of your choice. This is a one-off, exclusive prize which we will tailor to you! Please get in touch once you've been with us for three months so we can discuss what topic you would like us to cover!
All our rewards commence after the third month of pledges received 
Admiral
$100 or more per video
Admirals are the top tier, and as you would expect, your reward will include all the previous goodies: admittance to the VIP list, social media follows, images through Dropbox, postcards, two mugs, the secret Patron-only discount code for our Shop, a special edition video... And two t-shirts which will be designed especially for you!  Remember to get in touch once you've been with us for three months so we can tailor your own personal video! All our rewards commence after the third month of pledges received