How NOT To Sail A Boat

is creating a sailing family on Patreon!

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patrons


WELCOME TO OUR PATREON PAGE!

INTRODUCTION

We are Cally & John: a Canadian-Australian couple in our 20's who bought a boat despite knowing very little about how to sail it and after dating for less than three weeks!

** read our story about how we met here **


Our 1976, 38' C&C sailboat will be our vehicle and our home as we travel the world over the next few years.   We plan to share with you the unique places, joys and hardships of life on the road, our lesson learned on sailing on our Blog and YouTube channel as we go and much more!  

WHAT IS PATREON TO US AND WHY ARE WE ON HERE? 


Aside from the reasons in the video about why we love Patreon and hope to create for you as our Patrons, there are so many more reasons why we think it is important to share our story.

As someone who grew up in the Canadian interior, the world of sailing was unknown to me until I began travelling but I LOVED the water. That is why John and I want to share all of our adventures online, so that people who may have a passion for the water and adventure know that anything is possible, even if it is not the norm!

** Do not worry, we plan to keep it realistic with the blood, sweat and tears that have and will go into making our dream a reality **

But we are lucky, that Patreon gives us the opportunity to personalise this experience and journey more. Instead of putting up videos for the masses and hoping someone likes them, we can instead start a little sailing family and make the videos specifically for the people who care the most and want to support and follow along! Your support helps to cover the costs of having a website, getting Wi-Fi in hard to access places and the oh-so-expensive equipment we need to capture the beautiful places we visit!

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS

Joining our online family has benefits including the standard things like Early Access, Discounts on Merchandise, Live Chats, Behind the Scenes Footage and Crew and Meetup Opportunities

BUT

We also tried to add some fun benefits including participating in Polls, Q&A's, receiving our Email Captains Logs from each leg of the journey and more!


HOW ELSE CAN I SUPPORT YOU


Well if you are already a Patron you are doing the most incredible thing in supporting our journey.   But there are other ways as well.   Whether you already are a Patron, or your budget does not allow it at the present time - the below also helps to support us at no cost to you!

Comment on YouTube Videos, Our Social Media or Blog Posts

Comment for fun, to say 'Hi' or comment to help us with a sailing trick that you have up your sleeve that you think would help us!  We always want to hear from you!

Share, Share & Share Some More


If you find our blog posts helpful or our videos entertaining, share it with family and friends!   
We want as many people as possible to be entertained by our videos (dare we go as far as inspired?), to see the sights that we get to see and to benefit from everything we learn! 

Shop 'Til Ya Drop


We only put up links to products that we really believe in and use ourselves, so if you are buying them anyways then click on our links.   This helps us earn a small reward for suggesting it and it is at no extra cost to you!   Alternatively, if you do like the gear and goodies in our online store, get some.   We make a small amount off of each purchase then not only do you get something for yourself but you help the adventures continue!

Thanks for stopping by, we hope to hear from you - one way or another!!

Cally & John


Tiers
The Algae
$2 or more per video

Like the Zooxanthellae Algae (say that 10x fast) that keeps coral reefs alive, you are a major part of our sailing ecosystem, helping us to produce fun and informative content for our Patreon Family.
 

We want to say thanks for the support with a few fun perks below for our little reef dwellers: 
 


- Videos posted early - before than they go live on YouTube!


- Early crew opportunity notifications

**Read here how our Crew Opportunities work (or check out The Sea Turtle Tier for additional access to the Patreon Meet Up Events)!
 

- Hang out with us - access to Our Patreon Only Feed and Sailing One-O-Six Family Facebook Group where we interact with you directly (and even where our awesome Patrons can ‘hangout’ with each other too)!


(Minimum 2 months) 

The Sea Turtle
$5 or more per video

Like our big herbivore friends, Sea Turtles are further up the food chain that the Algae. That means you get the benefits of the Algae Tier plus MORE!
 

Just like Crush the Sea Turtle in Finding Nemo, you are ‘Totally Awesome’ and we are so happy to have you cruising along in the ocean current with us.  


To say thank you, we want to offer you:


- All of the benefits of previous tiers


PLUS


 - Invitations to free or discounted Patreon Meet Up Events (whatever we can swing for our supporters) to hang out with us! 


**Read here how our Crew Opportunities and Patreon Meet Up Events work!


- Participate in Polls - whether we cannot decide which destination to visit, where you would rather see Patreon Meet Ups occur, what you opinion is on our videos or just whether or not you think John should shave his beard, you get to be a part of the decisions made onboard One-O-Six!


- Live Chats and Q&A Sessions - whether you have a burning question or just want to chat with us in real time, you will get to be a part of any sessions we setup!



(Minimum 2 months) 

The Bluefin Tuna
$15 or more per video

Like these big old fish, you are making a BIG difference in our ability to produce videos and continue to entertain on Patreon. Just like my favourite fish of the sea, we love having you swimming alongside our sailboat keeping an eye on things (watch out for the line dragging behind the boat)!


You keep us afloat and help us keep our production gear in tip top shape and helps with any fixes or replacements we need to produce awesome content! Even though we love the saltwater our camera gear does not!


Given you are a prize catch, we want to offer you equally big rewards. So to say thank you, we can give you the following: 



- All of the benefits of previous tiers



PLUS



- $30 FREE MERCHANDISE in Our Store for any items that you may have had your eye on
 


- Access to our Captains Log Mailing list - details of every sail and passage that we make published online and sent straight to your Inbox.   This is the same email that we use to let our parents and siblings know that we are alive and well so you are joining an elite group!



(Minimum 2 months)

The Great White Shark
$50 or more per video

  

Like the great predators of the sea, The Great White Sharks are a Patreon category to be revered. We are glad you like us enough to support our Patreon creations, because that means you are less like to sink those great sharky teeth into us! 


We get a little overwhelmed at the incredible support from our Patrons and this is yet another amazing example. Your generosity is so appreciated and helps us in achieving the goals that we set out for our little operation!


We hope that the below thank you will be sufficient to appease you because we do not want to make you angry and have a Jaws-like scene play out (I think our videos would get flagged on YouTube as graphic content for sure):



- All of the benefits of previous tiers



PLUS



- FREE Sailing One-O-Six shirt (we will send you a size large unless you tell us otherwise)!   



- $50 FREE MERCHANDISE in Our Store for any items, other than the shirt we are sending, that you may have had your eye on

 

- Extra bonus for our higher tiers - you included - for attending Patreon Meet Ups or Crew Opportunities.  


**Read here to see how these work
 


- A Signed Postcard - this comes with a personal thank you sent straight to you from wherever in the world we are when you swim into our lives! Do not worry, I will fill it out since John’s handwriting might not convey the message of ‘THANKS’ we want to send if you cannot read it!


(Minimum 2 months)

The BIG KAHUNA
$200 or more per video

We do not know what is better than catching a big Bluefin Tuna or being the top of the ocean food chain as a Great White Shark, so we can only call this Tier the BIG KAHUNA. All caps included for the incredible support that you provide our at home (at sea?) production!


We want to help you live your sailing dreams through our videos (or in reality if you that’s what you are planning) so we hope the below benefits will help: 



- All of the benefits of previous tiers



PLUS



- $200 FREE MERCHANDISE in Our Store for any items, other than the shirt we are sending, that you may have had your eye on

 

- A Skype Chat with Cally & John - to personally thank you for your support with myself and John so that we can get to know some of our biggest cheerleaders a little better!

 

- Extra bonus for Crew Opportunities & Meet Ups - exclusively for our higher tiers, you included!


*Read here to see how these work

 

(Minimum 2 months) 

Neptune Himself!
$1,000 or more per video

  As superstitious sailors we believe in acknowledging the King of the Sea, Neptune himself. It would be bad luck not to.
 

As the puppet that controls the wind, waves, tides and all the little creatures swimming about in the big old blue, we are not going to forget to appease you!

On top of all the benefits of the other tiers, we also want to offer you a guaranteed spot at any Patreon Meet Ups - read here how they work - as well as a little one on one time at those meet ups (whether an outing on the boat, scuba diving together or just having a feed).

We want to show you that your contributions make a great difference to our journey and production but we also want you to get a chance to get to know the people behind the lens!
 

Neptune, if you are out there, we are ready for you! 

Goals
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We are new to Patreon and wanting to create a Patreon family to share our adventures with!  If you are interested in sailing, excited for our journey, or just want to support our project to help inspire others - we would love to have you onboard so to speak! 

This initial goal will help us to know if the wonderful people on Patreon want to support our content and give us the ability and time to create that content for you.   

We would love feedback on our tiers, benefits and video content so that we can share our adventures in the best possible way!
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WELCOME TO OUR PATREON PAGE!

INTRODUCTION

We are Cally & John: a Canadian-Australian couple in our 20's who bought a boat despite knowing very little about how to sail it and after dating for less than three weeks!

** read our story about how we met here **


Our 1976, 38' C&C sailboat will be our vehicle and our home as we travel the world over the next few years.   We plan to share with you the unique places, joys and hardships of life on the road, our lesson learned on sailing on our Blog and YouTube channel as we go and much more!  

WHAT IS PATREON TO US AND WHY ARE WE ON HERE? 


Aside from the reasons in the video about why we love Patreon and hope to create for you as our Patrons, there are so many more reasons why we think it is important to share our story.

As someone who grew up in the Canadian interior, the world of sailing was unknown to me until I began travelling but I LOVED the water. That is why John and I want to share all of our adventures online, so that people who may have a passion for the water and adventure know that anything is possible, even if it is not the norm!

** Do not worry, we plan to keep it realistic with the blood, sweat and tears that have and will go into making our dream a reality **

But we are lucky, that Patreon gives us the opportunity to personalise this experience and journey more. Instead of putting up videos for the masses and hoping someone likes them, we can instead start a little sailing family and make the videos specifically for the people who care the most and want to support and follow along! Your support helps to cover the costs of having a website, getting Wi-Fi in hard to access places and the oh-so-expensive equipment we need to capture the beautiful places we visit!

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS

Joining our online family has benefits including the standard things like Early Access, Discounts on Merchandise, Live Chats, Behind the Scenes Footage and Crew and Meetup Opportunities

BUT

We also tried to add some fun benefits including participating in Polls, Q&A's, receiving our Email Captains Logs from each leg of the journey and more!


HOW ELSE CAN I SUPPORT YOU


Well if you are already a Patron you are doing the most incredible thing in supporting our journey.   But there are other ways as well.   Whether you already are a Patron, or your budget does not allow it at the present time - the below also helps to support us at no cost to you!

Comment on YouTube Videos, Our Social Media or Blog Posts

Comment for fun, to say 'Hi' or comment to help us with a sailing trick that you have up your sleeve that you think would help us!  We always want to hear from you!

Share, Share & Share Some More


If you find our blog posts helpful or our videos entertaining, share it with family and friends!   
We want as many people as possible to be entertained by our videos (dare we go as far as inspired?), to see the sights that we get to see and to benefit from everything we learn! 

Shop 'Til Ya Drop


We only put up links to products that we really believe in and use ourselves, so if you are buying them anyways then click on our links.   This helps us earn a small reward for suggesting it and it is at no extra cost to you!   Alternatively, if you do like the gear and goodies in our online store, get some.   We make a small amount off of each purchase then not only do you get something for yourself but you help the adventures continue!

Thanks for stopping by, we hope to hear from you - one way or another!!

Cally & John


Recent posts by How NOT To Sail A Boat

Tiers
The Algae
$2 or more per video

Like the Zooxanthellae Algae (say that 10x fast) that keeps coral reefs alive, you are a major part of our sailing ecosystem, helping us to produce fun and informative content for our Patreon Family.
 

We want to say thanks for the support with a few fun perks below for our little reef dwellers: 
 


- Videos posted early - before than they go live on YouTube!


- Early crew opportunity notifications

**Read here how our Crew Opportunities work (or check out The Sea Turtle Tier for additional access to the Patreon Meet Up Events)!
 

- Hang out with us - access to Our Patreon Only Feed and Sailing One-O-Six Family Facebook Group where we interact with you directly (and even where our awesome Patrons can ‘hangout’ with each other too)!


(Minimum 2 months) 

The Sea Turtle
$5 or more per video

Like our big herbivore friends, Sea Turtles are further up the food chain that the Algae. That means you get the benefits of the Algae Tier plus MORE!
 

Just like Crush the Sea Turtle in Finding Nemo, you are ‘Totally Awesome’ and we are so happy to have you cruising along in the ocean current with us.  


To say thank you, we want to offer you:


- All of the benefits of previous tiers


PLUS


 - Invitations to free or discounted Patreon Meet Up Events (whatever we can swing for our supporters) to hang out with us! 


**Read here how our Crew Opportunities and Patreon Meet Up Events work!


- Participate in Polls - whether we cannot decide which destination to visit, where you would rather see Patreon Meet Ups occur, what you opinion is on our videos or just whether or not you think John should shave his beard, you get to be a part of the decisions made onboard One-O-Six!


- Live Chats and Q&A Sessions - whether you have a burning question or just want to chat with us in real time, you will get to be a part of any sessions we setup!



(Minimum 2 months) 

The Bluefin Tuna
$15 or more per video

Like these big old fish, you are making a BIG difference in our ability to produce videos and continue to entertain on Patreon. Just like my favourite fish of the sea, we love having you swimming alongside our sailboat keeping an eye on things (watch out for the line dragging behind the boat)!


You keep us afloat and help us keep our production gear in tip top shape and helps with any fixes or replacements we need to produce awesome content! Even though we love the saltwater our camera gear does not!


Given you are a prize catch, we want to offer you equally big rewards. So to say thank you, we can give you the following: 



- All of the benefits of previous tiers



PLUS



- $30 FREE MERCHANDISE in Our Store for any items that you may have had your eye on
 


- Access to our Captains Log Mailing list - details of every sail and passage that we make published online and sent straight to your Inbox.   This is the same email that we use to let our parents and siblings know that we are alive and well so you are joining an elite group!



(Minimum 2 months)

The Great White Shark
$50 or more per video

  

Like the great predators of the sea, The Great White Sharks are a Patreon category to be revered. We are glad you like us enough to support our Patreon creations, because that means you are less like to sink those great sharky teeth into us! 


We get a little overwhelmed at the incredible support from our Patrons and this is yet another amazing example. Your generosity is so appreciated and helps us in achieving the goals that we set out for our little operation!


We hope that the below thank you will be sufficient to appease you because we do not want to make you angry and have a Jaws-like scene play out (I think our videos would get flagged on YouTube as graphic content for sure):



- All of the benefits of previous tiers



PLUS



- FREE Sailing One-O-Six shirt (we will send you a size large unless you tell us otherwise)!   



- $50 FREE MERCHANDISE in Our Store for any items, other than the shirt we are sending, that you may have had your eye on

 

- Extra bonus for our higher tiers - you included - for attending Patreon Meet Ups or Crew Opportunities.  


**Read here to see how these work
 


- A Signed Postcard - this comes with a personal thank you sent straight to you from wherever in the world we are when you swim into our lives! Do not worry, I will fill it out since John’s handwriting might not convey the message of ‘THANKS’ we want to send if you cannot read it!


(Minimum 2 months)

The BIG KAHUNA
$200 or more per video

We do not know what is better than catching a big Bluefin Tuna or being the top of the ocean food chain as a Great White Shark, so we can only call this Tier the BIG KAHUNA. All caps included for the incredible support that you provide our at home (at sea?) production!


We want to help you live your sailing dreams through our videos (or in reality if you that’s what you are planning) so we hope the below benefits will help: 



- All of the benefits of previous tiers



PLUS



- $200 FREE MERCHANDISE in Our Store for any items, other than the shirt we are sending, that you may have had your eye on

 

- A Skype Chat with Cally & John - to personally thank you for your support with myself and John so that we can get to know some of our biggest cheerleaders a little better!

 

- Extra bonus for Crew Opportunities & Meet Ups - exclusively for our higher tiers, you included!


*Read here to see how these work

 

(Minimum 2 months) 

Neptune Himself!
$1,000 or more per video

  As superstitious sailors we believe in acknowledging the King of the Sea, Neptune himself. It would be bad luck not to.
 

As the puppet that controls the wind, waves, tides and all the little creatures swimming about in the big old blue, we are not going to forget to appease you!

On top of all the benefits of the other tiers, we also want to offer you a guaranteed spot at any Patreon Meet Ups - read here how they work - as well as a little one on one time at those meet ups (whether an outing on the boat, scuba diving together or just having a feed).

We want to show you that your contributions make a great difference to our journey and production but we also want you to get a chance to get to know the people behind the lens!
 

Neptune, if you are out there, we are ready for you!