Sailing Green Coconut Run is creating cooperative sailing adventures to the tropical South Seas
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patrons

Curious who we are?  
Watch our introduction video: Ep 1: Intro Video

Where are our Patreon Funds going to? 
We're very grateful to be able to purchase safety, communication, and photo/video equipment for our sailboat -- and to be able to share the voyage better!  So far, the Patron funds have been used to purchase:
  • Sony Low-light Camera with Underwater Housing and Professional Light.... Helps us get great underwater photos and video.
  • Iridium Go with Antenna... a satellite internet device that allows us to download weather files and share blog posts while we are at sea.
  • Go Pro 3+. Always great to have a Go Pro on a stick to capture the action.
  • Pro lighting and mic for video production

About our voyage, the Green Coconut Run: This is a cooperative sailing trip around the Pacific with a different approach: visiting crew members come aboard our 42ft trimaran Aldebaran, joining us on different legs of the voyage (following a schedule), as we surf, dive, and explore hard to reach coastlines from California to Tahiti. As we head south, we're looking for ways to make a positive impact and cruise with a cause, by sampling micro-plastics and donating solar lights. We welcome new coop members and guests on our community voyage!

How you can help: sign up to  "BECOME A PATRON" to support the voyage. With your monthly membership, you'll have access to patron-only posts, early screening of episodes, and get rewards in exchange for your pledge.  Support from Patrons allows us to improve the quality of our photo & video updates -- thank you!!!  Check out the special Rewards you'll receive on the right!

No Credit Card? Patron-only posts require a membership. But you can still get the public posts by subscribing to the Blog(enter your email here), or follow our Facebook page




Where are we going? 
Season 1 (2015): California to Costa Rica
Season 2 (2016): Costa Rica to Ecuador
Season 3 (2017-18): Ecuador to Tahiti
{Click on the seasons above to view more details}



What's the boat like? 
Our 42 ft trimaran Aldebaran was built in Hawaii in 1968 from fiberglass and marine plywood, designed by Louis Macouillard, a French painter who lived in San Francisco. She sails at 6-8 knots average and motors at 6.5 knots, with space for 6 crew members in three large beds. Read more about the boat

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OUR VIDEO EPISODES:
We sailed south from California in late March, through Baja and mainland Mexico, enroute to Costa Rica, then Galapagos, then Tahiti.

















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COOL STUFF: National Geographic covers us on the Explorer's Journal




ON RADIO: NPR's Marketplace covers us on national radio!




Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
HUGE THANKS
--> You'll receive:
  • lots of stoke, hugs, and love coming your way! Along with Patron-only exclusive content. 
Pledge $5 or more per month
POSTCARD and more
--> You'll receive:
  • a Snail Mail Postcard from our travels delivered to your house. Just like the good 'ol days
  • Stoke, hugs, and love! Plus Patron-only content.
Pledge $10 or more per month
BEER KOOZIES & FRIDGE MAGNET


--> You'll receive:
  • A pair of Green Coconut Run Beer Koozies to keep your drinks cool (both his and hers, inspired by our surf ninjas!)
  • a special Green Coco Fridge Magnet. 
  • a Snail Mail Postcard from our travels delivered to your house. Just like the good 'ol days.
  • Stoke, hugs, and love!  Plus Patron-only content.
Pledge $15 or more per month
SOLAR LIGHT DONATION & more


--> You'll receive:
  • Solar Light donation in your name. We bring these to school kids (primarily) in areas without electricity throughout our journey. Add $15 for your own light, $35 for a light with USB charging capability (battery pack). It is one of the most coveted items on the boat: great for reading, camping, and working in tight spaces!
  • Pair of Green Coconut Run Beer Koozies
  • Specical Green Coco Fridge Magnet
  • Snail Mail Postcard delivered to your house
  • Stoke, hugs, and love! Plus Patron-only content.
Pledge $25 or more per month
TRUCKER HAT & more


--> You'll receive:
  • GreenCoconutRun TRUCKER HAT!! Fresh off the press! You'll be stylin' in no time! 
  • Solar lamp donation in your name
  • Pair of GreenCoconutRun Beer Koozies
  • Special Green Coco Fridge Magnet
  • Snail Mail Postcard delivered to your house
  • Stoke, hugs, and love! Plus Patron-only content.
Pledge $50 or more per month
VIP treatment & more


--> You'll receive:
  • VIP treatment. You'll receive an awesome Personal Gift from our travels -- amazing handicrafts or a meaningful souvenir we find. Plus, each season we'll do a personal Skype check-in from our location -- a call with the skippers, relating the latest improvements to the boat, recent mishaps and adventures, and interesting observations from where we are.
  • TRUCKER HAT!
  • Solar lamp donation in your name
  • Pair of GreenCoconutRun Beer Koozies
  • Special Green Coco Fridge Magnet
  • Snail Mail Postcard delivered to your house
  • Stoke, hugs, and love! Plus, Patron-only content.
Goals
72% complete
Once we reach $250 in total pledges from all Patrons, we'll celebrate by raffling solar lights ($20 value) to existing Patrons!
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Curious who we are?  
Watch our introduction video: Ep 1: Intro Video

Where are our Patreon Funds going to? 
We're very grateful to be able to purchase safety, communication, and photo/video equipment for our sailboat -- and to be able to share the voyage better!  So far, the Patron funds have been used to purchase:
  • Sony Low-light Camera with Underwater Housing and Professional Light.... Helps us get great underwater photos and video.
  • Iridium Go with Antenna... a satellite internet device that allows us to download weather files and share blog posts while we are at sea.
  • Go Pro 3+. Always great to have a Go Pro on a stick to capture the action.
  • Pro lighting and mic for video production

About our voyage, the Green Coconut Run: This is a cooperative sailing trip around the Pacific with a different approach: visiting crew members come aboard our 42ft trimaran Aldebaran, joining us on different legs of the voyage (following a schedule), as we surf, dive, and explore hard to reach coastlines from California to Tahiti. As we head south, we're looking for ways to make a positive impact and cruise with a cause, by sampling micro-plastics and donating solar lights. We welcome new coop members and guests on our community voyage!

How you can help: sign up to  "BECOME A PATRON" to support the voyage. With your monthly membership, you'll have access to patron-only posts, early screening of episodes, and get rewards in exchange for your pledge.  Support from Patrons allows us to improve the quality of our photo & video updates -- thank you!!!  Check out the special Rewards you'll receive on the right!

No Credit Card? Patron-only posts require a membership. But you can still get the public posts by subscribing to the Blog(enter your email here), or follow our Facebook page




Where are we going? 
Season 1 (2015): California to Costa Rica
Season 2 (2016): Costa Rica to Ecuador
Season 3 (2017-18): Ecuador to Tahiti
{Click on the seasons above to view more details}



What's the boat like? 
Our 42 ft trimaran Aldebaran was built in Hawaii in 1968 from fiberglass and marine plywood, designed by Louis Macouillard, a French painter who lived in San Francisco. She sails at 6-8 knots average and motors at 6.5 knots, with space for 6 crew members in three large beds. Read more about the boat

------------------------------

OUR VIDEO EPISODES:
We sailed south from California in late March, through Baja and mainland Mexico, enroute to Costa Rica, then Galapagos, then Tahiti.

















---------------------------------------------


COOL STUFF: National Geographic covers us on the Explorer's Journal




ON RADIO: NPR's Marketplace covers us on national radio!




Recent posts by Sailing Green Coconut Run

Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
HUGE THANKS
--> You'll receive:
  • lots of stoke, hugs, and love coming your way! Along with Patron-only exclusive content. 
Pledge $5 or more per month
POSTCARD and more
--> You'll receive:
  • a Snail Mail Postcard from our travels delivered to your house. Just like the good 'ol days
  • Stoke, hugs, and love! Plus Patron-only content.
Pledge $10 or more per month
BEER KOOZIES & FRIDGE MAGNET


--> You'll receive:
  • A pair of Green Coconut Run Beer Koozies to keep your drinks cool (both his and hers, inspired by our surf ninjas!)
  • a special Green Coco Fridge Magnet. 
  • a Snail Mail Postcard from our travels delivered to your house. Just like the good 'ol days.
  • Stoke, hugs, and love!  Plus Patron-only content.
Pledge $15 or more per month
SOLAR LIGHT DONATION & more


--> You'll receive:
  • Solar Light donation in your name. We bring these to school kids (primarily) in areas without electricity throughout our journey. Add $15 for your own light, $35 for a light with USB charging capability (battery pack). It is one of the most coveted items on the boat: great for reading, camping, and working in tight spaces!
  • Pair of Green Coconut Run Beer Koozies
  • Specical Green Coco Fridge Magnet
  • Snail Mail Postcard delivered to your house
  • Stoke, hugs, and love! Plus Patron-only content.
Pledge $25 or more per month
TRUCKER HAT & more


--> You'll receive:
  • GreenCoconutRun TRUCKER HAT!! Fresh off the press! You'll be stylin' in no time! 
  • Solar lamp donation in your name
  • Pair of GreenCoconutRun Beer Koozies
  • Special Green Coco Fridge Magnet
  • Snail Mail Postcard delivered to your house
  • Stoke, hugs, and love! Plus Patron-only content.
Pledge $50 or more per month
VIP treatment & more


--> You'll receive:
  • VIP treatment. You'll receive an awesome Personal Gift from our travels -- amazing handicrafts or a meaningful souvenir we find. Plus, each season we'll do a personal Skype check-in from our location -- a call with the skippers, relating the latest improvements to the boat, recent mishaps and adventures, and interesting observations from where we are.
  • TRUCKER HAT!
  • Solar lamp donation in your name
  • Pair of GreenCoconutRun Beer Koozies
  • Special Green Coco Fridge Magnet
  • Snail Mail Postcard delivered to your house
  • Stoke, hugs, and love! Plus, Patron-only content.