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!

And pretty soon we'll be inviting Patrons to come and sail with us for part of that journey.

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 week 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 two videos a month 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
You are our most esteemed and Able-Bodied Seamen, and without you this ship would sink. Thank you for being the mainstay of SY Esper. 🙏


ALL OUR FAMILY OF FTB PATRONS WHO CHOOSE A TIER IMMEDIATELY RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:

  • Your name on our roll call!
  • Episodes a week before anyone else sees them! 
  • A chance to come stay on board!
  • Personal access to us through private messaging and email!
  • Patreon-only locked content in real time!
  • Priority in all live-streams!
  • Priority for any get-together tickets!
  • Access to Patron-only Dropbox!
  • Permanent Shop discount code! 
Bosun!
$5 or more per video
In addition to our great package of benefits, we'll follow you on Instagram, Twitter, YT and like your FB page - make sure you email your information to us! And we'll send you a postcard! Remember those? Save the postcard! Whenever we land in a new country we'll get scribbling.


Thank you for keeping the ropes shipshape on SY Esper! 🙏

  • Don't forget to fill in your address details in your account.
  • FTB rewards commence after the third month of pledges received.
First Mate!
$15 or more per video
All our Patrons are FTB Mates, but you're a First Mate! And for that you'll get all the benefits of previous tiers and an FTB mug! 


Thank you for keeping the rest of us on SY Esper under control, haha! 🙏 

  • Don't forget to fill in your address details in your account...
  • FTB rewards commence after the third month of pledges received.


Captain!
$25 or more per video
Captains need to be dressed properly, right? So as well as an FTB mug and all the benefits of previous tiers, we'll send you an FTB T-shirt


Thank you for keeping SY Esper moving! 🙏 

  • Don't forget to fill in your address details in your account, and drop us a message with your preferred size...
  • FTB rewards commence after the third month of pledges received.
Commander!
$50 or more per video
As well as all the benefits of previous tiers, including an FTB mug and T-shirt,  we will put together a PRIVATE EDITION VIDEO JUST FOR YOU! We'll answer any questions you may have, or cover any topic of your choice. This is a one-off, exclusive prize made for you to treasure! 


Thank you for making sure we make the right decisions on SY Esper! 🙏 

  • Don't forget to fill in your address details in your account, and drop us a message with your preferred size...
  • FTB rewards commence after the third month of pledges received.
Admiral
$100 or more per video
How many rewards?! Let's count 'em...
  • Your name on our roll call!
  • Episodes a week before anyone else sees them! 
  • A chance to come stay on board!
  • Personal access to us through private messaging and email!
  • Patreon-only locked content in real time!
  • Priority in all live-streams!
  • Priority for any get-together tickets!
  • Access to Patron-only Dropbox!
  • Permanent Shop discount code!   
  • Postcards!
  • Personal video on a subject of your choice!
  • 2 MUGS!
  • 2 EXCLUSIVE ONE-OFF T-SHIRTS!


Thank you for keeping watch over SY Esper! 🙏 

  • Don't forget to fill in your address details in your account, and drop us a message with your preferred size...
  • FTB rewards commence after the third month of pledges received
Goals
320 of 400 patrons
Come stay on Esper!

One Patron + partner get to spend two weeks with us on SY Esper!**

All you have to do is come up with the best reason why it should be YOU! Through the medium of VIDEO!

TIPS:
  • We're not looking for a Stephen Spielberg epic, or even an FTB short. 
  • Using your phone is good enough (do remember to shoot in landscape) - but if you have some equipment you'd like to show off, then by all means go ahead.
  • We're more interested in your story and reasons why we should pick you. 
  • Max length - 5 minutes.
  • Any age over 18 welcome.
  • No sailing experience necessary!  But we do demand that you can swim...
  • Just bring a sense of humour and willingness to muck in. 



We can't wait to meet you!!!


** You just need to get yourself to us and back home! Staying on SY Esper is free, but you'll need to take care of your shore-based revelry and activities like hiring scooters, cars etc. Oh, and a little help with the on-board bar would be nice!

Eligibility:
  • Deckhand, Bosun, Mate, Captain, Commander, Admiral
  • 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!

And pretty soon we'll be inviting Patrons to come and sail with us for part of that journey.

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 week 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 two videos a month 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❤️❤️❤️

Recent posts by Sailing followtheboat

Tiers
Deckhand!
$2 or more per video
You are our most esteemed and Able-Bodied Seamen, and without you this ship would sink. Thank you for being the mainstay of SY Esper. 🙏


ALL OUR FAMILY OF FTB PATRONS WHO CHOOSE A TIER IMMEDIATELY RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:

  • Your name on our roll call!
  • Episodes a week before anyone else sees them! 
  • A chance to come stay on board!
  • Personal access to us through private messaging and email!
  • Patreon-only locked content in real time!
  • Priority in all live-streams!
  • Priority for any get-together tickets!
  • Access to Patron-only Dropbox!
  • Permanent Shop discount code! 
Bosun!
$5 or more per video
In addition to our great package of benefits, we'll follow you on Instagram, Twitter, YT and like your FB page - make sure you email your information to us! And we'll send you a postcard! Remember those? Save the postcard! Whenever we land in a new country we'll get scribbling.


Thank you for keeping the ropes shipshape on SY Esper! 🙏

  • Don't forget to fill in your address details in your account.
  • FTB rewards commence after the third month of pledges received.
First Mate!
$15 or more per video
All our Patrons are FTB Mates, but you're a First Mate! And for that you'll get all the benefits of previous tiers and an FTB mug! 


Thank you for keeping the rest of us on SY Esper under control, haha! 🙏 

  • Don't forget to fill in your address details in your account...
  • FTB rewards commence after the third month of pledges received.


Captain!
$25 or more per video
Captains need to be dressed properly, right? So as well as an FTB mug and all the benefits of previous tiers, we'll send you an FTB T-shirt


Thank you for keeping SY Esper moving! 🙏 

  • Don't forget to fill in your address details in your account, and drop us a message with your preferred size...
  • FTB rewards commence after the third month of pledges received.
Commander!
$50 or more per video
As well as all the benefits of previous tiers, including an FTB mug and T-shirt,  we will put together a PRIVATE EDITION VIDEO JUST FOR YOU! We'll answer any questions you may have, or cover any topic of your choice. This is a one-off, exclusive prize made for you to treasure! 


Thank you for making sure we make the right decisions on SY Esper! 🙏 

  • Don't forget to fill in your address details in your account, and drop us a message with your preferred size...
  • FTB rewards commence after the third month of pledges received.
Admiral
$100 or more per video
How many rewards?! Let's count 'em...
  • Your name on our roll call!
  • Episodes a week before anyone else sees them! 
  • A chance to come stay on board!
  • Personal access to us through private messaging and email!
  • Patreon-only locked content in real time!
  • Priority in all live-streams!
  • Priority for any get-together tickets!
  • Access to Patron-only Dropbox!
  • Permanent Shop discount code!   
  • Postcards!
  • Personal video on a subject of your choice!
  • 2 MUGS!
  • 2 EXCLUSIVE ONE-OFF T-SHIRTS!


Thank you for keeping watch over SY Esper! 🙏 

  • Don't forget to fill in your address details in your account, and drop us a message with your preferred size...
  • FTB rewards commence after the third month of pledges received