MJ Sailing is creating an adventurous and sustainable life while sailing to the Arctic
177

patrons

We are Matt and Jessica of MJ Sailing, a young couple on the hunt for adventure in our 37 ft aluminum sailboat.  Having spent 3 years sailing the Caribbean and across the Atlantic Ocean twice, we're about to trade the warm winds in our sails for icebergs next to our hull. 

This crazy plan came along while we were sipping sangria in the Azores and Matt came across an aluminum boat in need of much love, but willing to take us as far north as we wanted to go.  Sending a check in for her, sight unseen and with no survey, we have spent the last year giving her a total refit and preparing her for our next journey.

Why we're here on Patreon 

We'd love the switch the focus of our adventures from our written blog to videos, but we need your help for everything that comes along with it!  From sitting in restaurants or marinas for wifi access to upload our videos; to helping us get the decent programs for video editing, we want to be able to give you the best production possible.  Regardless of donations, our videos will always be free and available on YoutTube.

You have no idea how much your support means to us.  For those of you who have been following us for years, Thank you!  And to any new guests, we hope you enjoy our story and videos, and that we see you around for years to come!


Tiers
Iron Level
$2 or more per Video
For the simple cost of a gas station coffee, you will receive: 

 

 

  • Early access to all videos
  • Patreon only updates

    Thank you so much for your support! Think of this reward as  private Patreons only information with personal updates, photos, and immediate attention and responses from us when we get internet.

    Plus, Georgie gives you a big kiss for this.


Aluminum Level
$5 or more per Video
For the cost of a pumpkin spice latte, you can really make a difference in keeping us going. You'll get:


  • Early access to all videos
  • Patreon only updates
  • Participate in polls to help decide where we go & what we do.
  • My top Photo of the Month,  posted to this page at the beginning of every month, to be used as a screensaver or wallpaper.  Sent with the highest resolution available to us, it can even be printed and ready for framing...if you really like my work enough to do that.  ;)
  • A 25% Discount on any Elements of Life swag purchase.


Picture me doing a happy dance as I'm at the bar, with enough money in hand to buy at least two beers while I upload videos.  


P.S. Did you know this will also help contribute to my World Beer Tour?, where I sample as many local brews as I can from each country we visit. (You can keep tabs on my tour here.) 

Bronze Level
$10 or more per Video
 Really guys?  You are so amazing!  We can only hope that our adventures and videos are living up to the standard that you're anticipating of us. 

Wow, you have no idea how much your pledge is helping us get toward our goals.  From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU.  For your pledge you'll get:


  • Early access to all videos
  • Patreon only updates 
  • Participate in polls to help decide where we go & what we do.
  • My top Photo of the Month, sent directly to your inbox to be used as a screensaver or wallpaper. Sent with the highest resolution available to us, it can even be printed and ready for framing.
  • A sticker pack featuring our boat logo.
  • 50% off your first Elements of Life T-shirt, in addition to the 25% discount you can always enjoy! (Promo code will be sent after first month of pledge)
Silver Level
$25 or more per Video
So you're interested in our swag?  I knew you would be.  For this generous pledge you will receive:  

(minimum two videos supported)
  • Early access to all videos
  • Patreon only updates 
  • Participate in polls to help decide where we go & what we do.
  • My top Photo of the Month, sent directly to your inbox to be used as a screensaver or wallpaper. Sent with the highest resolution available to us, it can even be printed and ready for framing.
  • A sticker pack with our boat logo.
  • A MJ Sailing Crew T-shirt with our new boat logo, and two drink koozies, In addition to the 25% discount you can always enjoy!  (Promo code will be sent out after first month of pledge)


 This is the best bang for your buck, and will help us go so far! Not only will it keep us updating videos for you as well as food in our bellies, but it will help keep us from being a dry boat.  In the sense that I (Jessica) am much happier if I can enjoy the occasional glass of wine.  Or two. 

Gold Level
$50 or more per Video
You are truly going above and beyond here.  There's nothing in your daily routine I can assume you're giving up to help us out, and you've probably started selling off your organs, so you must just really like us!  And we are blown away by that!  

For this pledge you will receive EVERYTHING listed above, as well as a PERSONAL MEET UP if we're in your area, or one on one Skype call with us where we can chat about anything you'd like, or you can have Matt personally address any lingering boat questions you have about our boat or even your own boat.  He really is an encyclopedia about boats.


Let me just say boats again.  BOATS.


Goals
177 of 250 patrons
As we set out on this brand new to us boat, we'll be hoping that our many months of hard work had payed off. Assuming she floats and her sails keep the trade winds in them, we want to bring you the best videos possible as we perform our shakedown through the Caribbean.
This will mean seeking out high speed internet for uploading videos, and possibly investing in underwater equipment for all the amazing snorkeling and spearing we plan to do. 
One big issue we've noticed is keeping our images stable while filming underway.  A stabilizer for the camera will mean a lot more shooting as we sail, and isn't that why you watch these videos in the first place?  <3
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We are Matt and Jessica of MJ Sailing, a young couple on the hunt for adventure in our 37 ft aluminum sailboat.  Having spent 3 years sailing the Caribbean and across the Atlantic Ocean twice, we're about to trade the warm winds in our sails for icebergs next to our hull. 

This crazy plan came along while we were sipping sangria in the Azores and Matt came across an aluminum boat in need of much love, but willing to take us as far north as we wanted to go.  Sending a check in for her, sight unseen and with no survey, we have spent the last year giving her a total refit and preparing her for our next journey.

Why we're here on Patreon 

We'd love the switch the focus of our adventures from our written blog to videos, but we need your help for everything that comes along with it!  From sitting in restaurants or marinas for wifi access to upload our videos; to helping us get the decent programs for video editing, we want to be able to give you the best production possible.  Regardless of donations, our videos will always be free and available on YoutTube.

You have no idea how much your support means to us.  For those of you who have been following us for years, Thank you!  And to any new guests, we hope you enjoy our story and videos, and that we see you around for years to come!


Recent posts by MJ Sailing

Tiers
Iron Level
$2 or more per Video
For the simple cost of a gas station coffee, you will receive: 

 

 

  • Early access to all videos
  • Patreon only updates

    Thank you so much for your support! Think of this reward as  private Patreons only information with personal updates, photos, and immediate attention and responses from us when we get internet.

    Plus, Georgie gives you a big kiss for this.


Aluminum Level
$5 or more per Video
For the cost of a pumpkin spice latte, you can really make a difference in keeping us going. You'll get:


  • Early access to all videos
  • Patreon only updates
  • Participate in polls to help decide where we go & what we do.
  • My top Photo of the Month,  posted to this page at the beginning of every month, to be used as a screensaver or wallpaper.  Sent with the highest resolution available to us, it can even be printed and ready for framing...if you really like my work enough to do that.  ;)
  • A 25% Discount on any Elements of Life swag purchase.


Picture me doing a happy dance as I'm at the bar, with enough money in hand to buy at least two beers while I upload videos.  


P.S. Did you know this will also help contribute to my World Beer Tour?, where I sample as many local brews as I can from each country we visit. (You can keep tabs on my tour here.) 

Bronze Level
$10 or more per Video
 Really guys?  You are so amazing!  We can only hope that our adventures and videos are living up to the standard that you're anticipating of us. 

Wow, you have no idea how much your pledge is helping us get toward our goals.  From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU.  For your pledge you'll get:


  • Early access to all videos
  • Patreon only updates 
  • Participate in polls to help decide where we go & what we do.
  • My top Photo of the Month, sent directly to your inbox to be used as a screensaver or wallpaper. Sent with the highest resolution available to us, it can even be printed and ready for framing.
  • A sticker pack featuring our boat logo.
  • 50% off your first Elements of Life T-shirt, in addition to the 25% discount you can always enjoy! (Promo code will be sent after first month of pledge)
Silver Level
$25 or more per Video
So you're interested in our swag?  I knew you would be.  For this generous pledge you will receive:  

(minimum two videos supported)
  • Early access to all videos
  • Patreon only updates 
  • Participate in polls to help decide where we go & what we do.
  • My top Photo of the Month, sent directly to your inbox to be used as a screensaver or wallpaper. Sent with the highest resolution available to us, it can even be printed and ready for framing.
  • A sticker pack with our boat logo.
  • A MJ Sailing Crew T-shirt with our new boat logo, and two drink koozies, In addition to the 25% discount you can always enjoy!  (Promo code will be sent out after first month of pledge)


 This is the best bang for your buck, and will help us go so far! Not only will it keep us updating videos for you as well as food in our bellies, but it will help keep us from being a dry boat.  In the sense that I (Jessica) am much happier if I can enjoy the occasional glass of wine.  Or two. 

Gold Level
$50 or more per Video
You are truly going above and beyond here.  There's nothing in your daily routine I can assume you're giving up to help us out, and you've probably started selling off your organs, so you must just really like us!  And we are blown away by that!  

For this pledge you will receive EVERYTHING listed above, as well as a PERSONAL MEET UP if we're in your area, or one on one Skype call with us where we can chat about anything you'd like, or you can have Matt personally address any lingering boat questions you have about our boat or even your own boat.  He really is an encyclopedia about boats.


Let me just say boats again.  BOATS.