This is a private initiative which – for the last twenty years – has gathered and preserved the history and lore of post WW II seafaring in lightweight, mostly multihull watercraft. Such vessels have caused a sea change in marine architecture and a game change in the human approach to seafaring. Our collection reveals a huge, contemporary sea saga that is told largely through the personal accounts of many pioneering individuals who have designed, built and sailed these futuristic vessels.
Who is OutRig?...
The principal colleagues in this project are:
- The American multihull designer/pioneer Jim Brown
- The Canadian documentary cinematographer Scott Brown
generous sponsors who have funded our work
The OutRig Collection….
Gathered over the last twenty years, this large trove of modern seafaring content includes historic design drawings and documents, hours of on-camera interviews and on-water videos, and unique artifacts such as models, charts and records , plus the personal accounts of epic voyages, castaway survivors, swashbuckling characters, family cruises, cultural setbacks, technical breakthroughs, racing triumphs and the “seasteading” lifestyle. Included are details of contemporary marine design, construction, operation and seamanship for the early-modern multihulls. Much of this material is now professionally archived at The Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia. We have a small Web presence at Outrig.org and OutRigMedia.com,but the un-posted portion of the collection is huge.
Our Appeal To You….
To fund these undertakings, we hereby appeal to you, the “crowd,” for your small but vitally sustaining contributions. Please see the options on this page.
What We'll Use the Money For (ongoing needs and long-term goals include):
- Podcasts / Website(s) - All costs associated with weekly audio creation and website publishing with ongoing marketing and advertising to get the word out about our audio productions and printed books and other materials.
- Multihull Interviews - Gather existing (and conduct brand new) interviews with multihullers in America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
- Documentary Film - A multihull documentary film deserves to be made. We have acquired a professional quote for a three-part, broadcast-quality mini-series.
Short-term and long-term goals:
- Our initial goal is $1,000 a month. This will be enough to get help so I (Jim Brown, a legally blind but enthusiastic old sea dog :-) can hire resources to help me efficiently create nautical lore podcasts with an acceptable level of quality and great content.
- The next goal would be $7,000 a month in order to hire an employee to help gather the materials and resources needed to fulfill the vision for ongoing interviews and film production.
- Another goal after this? Well, we DO have a dream goal budget, but let's see how things go with our first two goals here ... and we THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your encouraging words and for letting us how much you enjoy the nautical stories we're sharing on OutRigMedia.com