The Mariner

is creating Sailing Podcasts, Blogs, Gear Reviews & Seamanship Videos

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The deck is yours!
This level of support gives you access to one of the On-line Seamanship Training videos each month.

It will be whichever is released on the first Monday of the Month and I will make sure it's a good one- not a part 2 to something else you haven't seen!

This is equivalent to you buying me a beer for helping you with a particular aspect of your sailing and I hope you really find it worth your time and money.


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In for the Long Haul!

If you are looking to access the Seamanship Training Videos this is the minimum tier you need to select to get everything I produce each month!

Your support is equal to a beer for each 30 minute + video I create but your commitment to me each month at this level means this project can have a solid future and continue giving  you what you want - Excellence in Seamanship.  


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Captain on deck!
You are making a strong statement that you want to support all the effort that is being put into making this content and you believe in the project.
Thank you! Your support is really, very much appreciated.

While this tier gets you access to all the On-line Seamanship training videos it also gains you entry in a yearly draw to get out on the water with Spartan Ocean Racing & Training on board either our Whitbread 60 Challenger or Open 60 Pride of Nova Scotia (Value ~3000USD)
You can see the options here:
You choose the event including Newport Bermuda, the Fastnet, the Caribbean 600 or other 500Nm + Voyages. So! you can see we are not messing about here! (Does not include Transatlantic trips)
**Draw will be on May 4th 2021 and you must have been a patron for 11 months to be eligible. Prizes are transferable to another individual if you want to make a gift.**



About The Mariner

Welcome to The Mariner Patreon Page

For just a few dollars a month you support and get access to my Sailing Gear Reviews, Blogs, On-Deck Video Diaries, Seamanship Training Videos and, of course, the Mariner Podcast.

Your support is INCREDIBLY important allowing me to focus entirely on producing the videos, the podcast and written content which as you might understand is a full time job.

I hope you find it all entertaining & educational and that you find many things here to increase the enjoyment you get from your sailing.

Thank you!


Get Out on the Water!
If you would like to get out on the water yourself on board one of Spartan Ocean Racing's 60ft boats, check out the options at:

Offshore Sailor's Group
If you would like to connect with other sailors interested in offshore sailing& seamanship  join us at the Offshore Sailor's Facebook Group

Who is the Mariner?

Chris Stanmore-Major (CSM) is an extremely experienced sailor and sail training instructor. As of the end of 2019 he has sailed approximately 320,000Nm (more than the distance to the moon) in yachts ranging from 45' - 150'.

This mileage includes two races around the world - once as the skipper of 'Qingdao' the Chinese entry in the 2009/10 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and once solo in 2010/11 in the Velux 5 Oceans Race sailing ‘Spartan’ an IMOCA Open 60

Successfully finishing the V5O made Chris only the 182nd person ever to complete a solo sailing circumnavigation of the world; which when we consider over 4500 people have summited Everest and more than 450 have been into space makes him part of a very select sailing club.

Chris is also the founder & CEO of Spartan Ocean Racing & Training, based in Nova Scotia, Canada. Spartan R/T is a sail training company dedicated to opening up opportunities for sailors of all skill levels and backgrounds to access pedigree offshore sailing vessels.  Spartan helps people complete 'bucket-list' ocean crossings & race events all around the world. Spartan is also focused on developing excellence in seamanship, advanced safety awareness and consummate professionalism in those engaged in all activities on the water.  

40 of 100 patrons
100 Patrons would be an awesome goal to reach- whilst it is only a few dollars each month for each Patron it is easy to see that on my side of the screen suddenly making video is starting to make sense from a business point of view and that means more content and I think that's what everyone wants- from what we have learnt through the comments on Youtube- people want to learn! 
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