Sailors & Seadogs

Sailors & Seadogs

is creating cool content about sailing, travel, and sea life

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We are Maik and Michelle, two sailors from different worlds and different cultures with very different perspectives about sailing around the world together on our 43-foot, steel ketch, Seefalke. We also have different levels of sailing experience. Maik (a German) has sailed for more than 20 years, while Michelle (an American) has only been sailing since 2013. Our crew includes two Beagles, Cap’n Jack and Scout, who have been sailing since they were four months old!

Since we departed from Stralsund, Germany on August 19, 2018, we have sailed The Baltic Sea, crossed the North Sea nonstop, crossed the English Channel, and survived the ferocious Bay of Biscay! We most recently crossed the Atlantic Ocean from São Vicente, Cape Verde, Africa to Cabedelo, Brazil, South America. 

We love to explore and share with you our cool travel destinations and the amazing sea creatures we discover along the way! Come along for the ride! 

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT US ...
Our cast of characters includes Michelle, a journalist from Alabama who is the first-mate and novice, who has never experienced this kind of blue water sailing. She is the narrator guiding you through the process as she continues to learn the finer art of sailing. Maik is an experienced sailor and our very seaworthy captain. A veteran of the German Navy, he has been sailing more than half his life with many solo sails on challenging waters in his logbook.

Our sailing vessel is SEEFALKE, a 43-foot, Dutch-designed ketch. With her steel construction and long keel, she was built for blue water journeys.

Our YouTube videos and website blogs feature the amazing stories that make sailing spectacular. You can get detailed insight by reading our online logbooks at www.sailorsandseadogs.com

Preserving our oceans and the wildlife that shares their home with us is very important to Maik and Michelle. If you are not interested in supporting us here on Patreon, it would be awesome if you would instead make a contribution to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS)—an international non-profit wildlife organization dedicated to ending the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans.

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN OUR CREW ON PATREON?

All of our YouTube sailing adventure episodes are available for free to anyone! You can also follow us on social media to receive regular, random updates about our adventures. So, why should you give us your hard-earned money every month and become a Sailors & Seadogs Patron?

We want to make this very clear . . . We would never ask you to support our lifestyle. We both work our regular jobs full time—even while sailing around the world. We have that covered.

We consider our patrons an exclusive club of our most loyal followers who are truly invested in our journey. Your monthly pledge allows us to invest in better video camera and editing equipment (and to replace equipment that gets destroyed by the harsh salt air and sea water). This allows us to continue to share our story with you and provide better visuals, better sound, and more content!

Your investment in us also helps to support the expense of our GPS Satellite Tracker, which allows close family members and patrons to stay in touch with us at every point of our journey—even when we are at sea without other forms of communication. We would love for you to have that access, too! Also, your investment also allows us to give Cap’n Jack and Scout an extra treat every month!

Our goal is to give you something of value—a special backstage pass and the inside track to all the details of our journey. We provide our patrons with exclusive in-depth content, bonus clips and bloopers, special features, detailed updates not available anywhere else, and the opportunity to influence our destinations and our video content.

For as little as $2 per month, you can JOIN OUR CREW and be the first to know about any content that is available to the public, and you will receive access to EXCLUSIVE CONTENT not available anywhere else, along with other cool benefits. Come along with us on every voyage, every adventure, to every destination, and have the inside track to all the details of our boat repairs, upgrade projects, and the adventures of Cap’n Jack & Scout. You can cancel your crew membership at any time, and you can upgrade or downgrade to a different tier at any time!

We are building an exclusive community of Sailors & Seadogs crew members! Join our crew today, and come along for the ride!

CLICK HERE FOR AN EXPLANTION AND DESCRIPTION OF ALL OUR PATRON BENEFITS!
Tiers
SWAB
$2 or more per month

Our Swabs will receive:

  • Access to Patrons-Only Feed & Lens
  • Alert for Live Sessions
  • Access to Recorded Live Sessions & Live Passage Briefings
  • Influence Our Next Video Topic
  • Access to Our Monthly E-mail – 360˚ Digest 


For just $2 per month you are officially a member of our crew, and we are so happy to have you onboard. Our SWABs have the inside track to all our adventures with exclusive content, including our monthly 360º Digest sent directly to your email each month, if you choose to receive it! You will be among the first to know about our adventures, repairs, and WHAT'S NEXT with Sailors & Seadogs! 

MATE
$5 or more per month

Our Mates will receive:

  • All SWAB benefits PLUS
  • Access to Satellite Tracker 
  • Access to Satellite Texting
  • Influence Our Voyage Through Exclusive Polls


Welcome onboard! Our MATES have direct access to us, even when we are at sea! Follow us on our Garmin GPS Tracker and know exactly where we are, with updates every hour. In addition, you can text/email us to ask us about route decisions, weather, or just to say hello and chat with us while we are sailing Seefalke! You'll also have the opportunity to help us make decisions about where to go and what to do when we get there!  You will seriously be able to JOIN US on every adventure!

BOATSWAIN
$10 or more per month

Our Boatswains will receive: 

  • All SWAB and MATE benefits PLUS
  • Access to Monthly Drone Special
  • Original Logbook Explained


Our BOATSWAINS are experienced crew members and receive exclusive access to Maik's logbook. Not only can you take a peek inside the official captain's logbook, but Maik will break down and elaborate on the reasons and strategy behind various skipper decisions. You can ask him technical questions and learn from a captain with more than 20 years experience. You'll also receive our monthly DRONE Highlights video that is not available anywhere else!

MIDSHIPMAN
$20 or more per month

Our Midshipmen will receive:

  • All SWAB, MATE & BOATSWAIN benefits PLUS
  • Personal Postcard from Every Destination
  • Personal Welcome Video Call
  • Invitation to Sail with Us!


Our MIDSHIPMEN are our most loyal crew members and have an open invitation to join us for a sail on SV Seefalke! Just meet us at one of our destinations and join us onboard for a special day at sea! MIDSHIPMEN receive a personal postcard from every destination where mail service is available, and we will organize a video call with you to answer questions, just chat, or give you a personal tour of Seefalke! 

We are Maik and Michelle, two sailors from different worlds and different cultures with very different perspectives about sailing around the world together on our 43-foot, steel ketch, Seefalke. We also have different levels of sailing experience. Maik (a German) has sailed for more than 20 years, while Michelle (an American) has only been sailing since 2013. Our crew includes two Beagles, Cap’n Jack and Scout, who have been sailing since they were four months old!

Since we departed from Stralsund, Germany on August 19, 2018, we have sailed The Baltic Sea, crossed the North Sea nonstop, crossed the English Channel, and survived the ferocious Bay of Biscay! We most recently crossed the Atlantic Ocean from São Vicente, Cape Verde, Africa to Cabedelo, Brazil, South America. 

We love to explore and share with you our cool travel destinations and the amazing sea creatures we discover along the way! Come along for the ride! 

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT US ...
Our cast of characters includes Michelle, a journalist from Alabama who is the first-mate and novice, who has never experienced this kind of blue water sailing. She is the narrator guiding you through the process as she continues to learn the finer art of sailing. Maik is an experienced sailor and our very seaworthy captain. A veteran of the German Navy, he has been sailing more than half his life with many solo sails on challenging waters in his logbook.

Our sailing vessel is SEEFALKE, a 43-foot, Dutch-designed ketch. With her steel construction and long keel, she was built for blue water journeys.

Our YouTube videos and website blogs feature the amazing stories that make sailing spectacular. You can get detailed insight by reading our online logbooks at www.sailorsandseadogs.com

Preserving our oceans and the wildlife that shares their home with us is very important to Maik and Michelle. If you are not interested in supporting us here on Patreon, it would be awesome if you would instead make a contribution to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS)—an international non-profit wildlife organization dedicated to ending the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans.

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN OUR CREW ON PATREON?

All of our YouTube sailing adventure episodes are available for free to anyone! You can also follow us on social media to receive regular, random updates about our adventures. So, why should you give us your hard-earned money every month and become a Sailors & Seadogs Patron?

We want to make this very clear . . . We would never ask you to support our lifestyle. We both work our regular jobs full time—even while sailing around the world. We have that covered.

We consider our patrons an exclusive club of our most loyal followers who are truly invested in our journey. Your monthly pledge allows us to invest in better video camera and editing equipment (and to replace equipment that gets destroyed by the harsh salt air and sea water). This allows us to continue to share our story with you and provide better visuals, better sound, and more content!

Your investment in us also helps to support the expense of our GPS Satellite Tracker, which allows close family members and patrons to stay in touch with us at every point of our journey—even when we are at sea without other forms of communication. We would love for you to have that access, too! Also, your investment also allows us to give Cap’n Jack and Scout an extra treat every month!

Our goal is to give you something of value—a special backstage pass and the inside track to all the details of our journey. We provide our patrons with exclusive in-depth content, bonus clips and bloopers, special features, detailed updates not available anywhere else, and the opportunity to influence our destinations and our video content.

For as little as $2 per month, you can JOIN OUR CREW and be the first to know about any content that is available to the public, and you will receive access to EXCLUSIVE CONTENT not available anywhere else, along with other cool benefits. Come along with us on every voyage, every adventure, to every destination, and have the inside track to all the details of our boat repairs, upgrade projects, and the adventures of Cap’n Jack & Scout. You can cancel your crew membership at any time, and you can upgrade or downgrade to a different tier at any time!

We are building an exclusive community of Sailors & Seadogs crew members! Join our crew today, and come along for the ride!

CLICK HERE FOR AN EXPLANTION AND DESCRIPTION OF ALL OUR PATRON BENEFITS!

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Tiers
SWAB
$2 or more per month

Our Swabs will receive:

  • Access to Patrons-Only Feed & Lens
  • Alert for Live Sessions
  • Access to Recorded Live Sessions & Live Passage Briefings
  • Influence Our Next Video Topic
  • Access to Our Monthly E-mail – 360˚ Digest 


For just $2 per month you are officially a member of our crew, and we are so happy to have you onboard. Our SWABs have the inside track to all our adventures with exclusive content, including our monthly 360º Digest sent directly to your email each month, if you choose to receive it! You will be among the first to know about our adventures, repairs, and WHAT'S NEXT with Sailors & Seadogs! 

MATE
$5 or more per month

Our Mates will receive:

  • All SWAB benefits PLUS
  • Access to Satellite Tracker 
  • Access to Satellite Texting
  • Influence Our Voyage Through Exclusive Polls


Welcome onboard! Our MATES have direct access to us, even when we are at sea! Follow us on our Garmin GPS Tracker and know exactly where we are, with updates every hour. In addition, you can text/email us to ask us about route decisions, weather, or just to say hello and chat with us while we are sailing Seefalke! You'll also have the opportunity to help us make decisions about where to go and what to do when we get there!  You will seriously be able to JOIN US on every adventure!

BOATSWAIN
$10 or more per month

Our Boatswains will receive: 

  • All SWAB and MATE benefits PLUS
  • Access to Monthly Drone Special
  • Original Logbook Explained


Our BOATSWAINS are experienced crew members and receive exclusive access to Maik's logbook. Not only can you take a peek inside the official captain's logbook, but Maik will break down and elaborate on the reasons and strategy behind various skipper decisions. You can ask him technical questions and learn from a captain with more than 20 years experience. You'll also receive our monthly DRONE Highlights video that is not available anywhere else!

MIDSHIPMAN
$20 or more per month

Our Midshipmen will receive:

  • All SWAB, MATE & BOATSWAIN benefits PLUS
  • Personal Postcard from Every Destination
  • Personal Welcome Video Call
  • Invitation to Sail with Us!


Our MIDSHIPMEN are our most loyal crew members and have an open invitation to join us for a sail on SV Seefalke! Just meet us at one of our destinations and join us onboard for a special day at sea! MIDSHIPMEN receive a personal postcard from every destination where mail service is available, and we will organize a video call with you to answer questions, just chat, or give you a personal tour of Seefalke!