Sailing Magic Carpet is creating sailing episodes filled with music and thoughts
119
patrons
Meet Maya, Aladino, and Magic Carpet. 

Maya is Canadian, obsessed with sailboats, and loves to play the violin. 

Aladino is Swiss/Italian, a boatbuilder by profession, and an incredible sailor. 

Magic Carpet is a 28ft Vindo 32, a Swedish boat that, four years ago, fell 20ft from a crane onto concrete. She was an insurance right off, destined for the junk yard. But, Aladino bought her and spent four years giving her a new life. Now she's our home. Together we document our journey.

Our videos focus on the beauty of sailing. We are both magnetically drawn to the water, and we use words and music which try to convey this. We hope our videos give you a sense of serenity, joy, and inspiration.

What can we offer YOU?
1. Weekly journal entries to update you on our trip and give you some behind the scenes perspective!
2. Personalized advice from Aladino the boatbuilder!
3. We occasionally send out random handwritten letters from wherever we are in the world... you'll just have to wait and see if you get one! 
4. The chance to have direct input into our voyage. We take our patron's advice seriously!
5. All of the additional bonuses listed in the "tiers" section

Our goal is to help you in whatever way we can. We want to interact with you. Most of our patreon rewards, especially at the higher tiers, are designed so that we can get to know you. We'll write you letters, talk to you on the phone, or even give you access to our private email address. 

The community we have here is EXTREMELY valuable. We want to foster our patreon community as much as we can to share and get inspired together. 

So, if you're here, maybe you're considering joining our community and contributing to this adventure. We want to make sure you get something out of it, and you feel good about your decision to help us. Things to know: 
• We offer exclusive content and access to all of our patreons. It's our way of saying a huge THANKS. Without you, this would not be possible.
• You can CHOOSE how many episodes you sponsor every month! We usually post four videos a month, but if you only want to sponsor one video, we are still extremely grateful for that! 

Tiers
Behind the scenes access
$2 or more per creation

This tier is like a little way to say "hey, I watch your videos, I like what you do, keep doing it." Aladino and I get so excited whenever we get a new $2 patron. We even have a special call for it. Whoever sees the notification first loudly sings "$2 patroooon!" in a special kind of tone. Then we hug each other and send off a quick message of thanks to the new patron. 


With this tier, you get:
Access to "Maya's Journals." The journals are published every Tuesday. You can think of it like one of our video scripts but without the video... and exclusively for patrons. They also include behind the scenes info like our upcoming plans, or stories from our past.

Access to Patron-Only Bonus Videos and Live Streams, whenever we post them. 

Meet and Greet
$5 or more per creation

As we sail slowly around the world, we want to meet you!! We've already met a few patrons, and it's been amazing every single time. You guys could all create YouTube channels yourself, you've got some good stories to tell. 


So with this tier, we invite you to...


• Come on board! At this tier, you'll get access to posts announcing where we are in real time. If you can make it, you're invited on board for a drink, a boat tour, and a chat. Only available for $5 and up patrons! 


Includes all rewards from previous tier as well!

Exclusive studio member
$10 or more per creation

Sometimes I record my music. I have a few tracks that I've recorded in studio (not available anywhere else) which I'd like to share with you. Plus, there might be an album coming soon, and you might get some special little bonuses regarding that... but shh, you didn't hear it here. 


• Two exclusive studio recorded original tracks by Maya. These are not available for download anywhere else. They'll be sent to you after one month!

Official Sponsor
$15 or more per creation

Okay, on a more serious note (because this is a more serious donation), this kind of support really, really makes a difference to us. Sailing is not cheap, and there are ALWAYS unexpected expenses that come up (mostly in the form of boat repairs when something breaks). Having income that we can rely on makes all the difference in the world. When we first started sailing, we had very little financial backups (just what we had saved, which was enough for what we needed but not enough to cover a big emergency). It was pretty stressful, and that's why we decided to stop sailing and go to work in Switzerland for a winter. 


Once we started with YouTube and then subsequently with Patreon, our future changed. With every passing month, we're able to sail with growing confidence that we have the financial support that we need. This is in a large part due to donations at this tier and higher. Your support is quite literally changing not only our lives, but it's also helping us to keep increasing our video quality. We were able to buy a brand new camera this season, and one of our amazing patrons even sent us a drone and video microphone.

As a thank you for your patronage, we will give you (in addition to all previous rewards):


• We will personally thank you at the end of every video. We will have a segment at the end of each new video where we thank you. Of course, if you'd prefer we didn't, then we will respect that, please just let us know! 

Magic Carpet Family
$25 or more per creation

Wow. This is a whole new level of support. If you're even considering this, then we're already thankful.


We'll give you...


• A phone call from us. We want to thank you "in person" on the phone. Plus, we LOVE getting to know our patrons. 

Pen Pals
$50 or more per creation

Let me tell you a story. We have one patron who donates $50/episode. When Aladino and I saw that notification, we both gasped, then hugged each other, then started dancing around the boat in disbelief and gratitude and joy. 


Then I sat down and I wrote...


• A personalized, hand written letter sent to you anywhere in the world. One of my more hidden hobbies is calligraphy. You can expect something beautiful –– wax seal and all. The content of the letter will be like a secret journal entry that we share with only you. We'll tell you about an aspect of our journey (in handwriting!) that no one else gets to hear about. We might even include a little gift from the local area. If you stay a patron for a few months, you can expect more than one letter. 


The Absolute Crazy Person
$100 or more per creation

WOW. We are speechless.

As a thank you for your patronage, we will give you (in addition to ALL above rewards):


• An exclusive, handmade Magic Carpet T-Shirt. You may have noticed that Aladino and I have some Magic Carpet swag, but that we don't have any of it for sale. That's because we handmade all of our merch so far! Aladino designed the logo, we print it out on special material, and then we press it onto an item of clothing of our choosing. For your incredible contribution, we would like to make one for you. 

• A song written especially for you, by Maya. Your insane contribution has to go down in history, and what better way than through song. 

Goals
119 of 120 patrons
At this level, we can cover all of our finances while sailing. We may still have to stop and work for a few weeks here and there to cover extra expenses like health insurance and boat insurance, but everything else will be covered. That would be amazing and I can scarcely imagine it right now! 

To celebrate, I will buy EITHER a new laptop for video editing, or a drone. My laptop is 8 years old and it's starting to get unbearably slow, so although the drone would be more fun, I may have to go with the practical option in order to keep making videos! 
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Meet Maya, Aladino, and Magic Carpet. 

Maya is Canadian, obsessed with sailboats, and loves to play the violin. 

Aladino is Swiss/Italian, a boatbuilder by profession, and an incredible sailor. 

Magic Carpet is a 28ft Vindo 32, a Swedish boat that, four years ago, fell 20ft from a crane onto concrete. She was an insurance right off, destined for the junk yard. But, Aladino bought her and spent four years giving her a new life. Now she's our home. Together we document our journey.

Our videos focus on the beauty of sailing. We are both magnetically drawn to the water, and we use words and music which try to convey this. We hope our videos give you a sense of serenity, joy, and inspiration.

What can we offer YOU?
1. Weekly journal entries to update you on our trip and give you some behind the scenes perspective!
2. Personalized advice from Aladino the boatbuilder!
3. We occasionally send out random handwritten letters from wherever we are in the world... you'll just have to wait and see if you get one! 
4. The chance to have direct input into our voyage. We take our patron's advice seriously!
5. All of the additional bonuses listed in the "tiers" section

Our goal is to help you in whatever way we can. We want to interact with you. Most of our patreon rewards, especially at the higher tiers, are designed so that we can get to know you. We'll write you letters, talk to you on the phone, or even give you access to our private email address. 

The community we have here is EXTREMELY valuable. We want to foster our patreon community as much as we can to share and get inspired together. 

So, if you're here, maybe you're considering joining our community and contributing to this adventure. We want to make sure you get something out of it, and you feel good about your decision to help us. Things to know: 
• We offer exclusive content and access to all of our patreons. It's our way of saying a huge THANKS. Without you, this would not be possible.
• You can CHOOSE how many episodes you sponsor every month! We usually post four videos a month, but if you only want to sponsor one video, we are still extremely grateful for that! 

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Tiers
Behind the scenes access
$2 or more per creation

This tier is like a little way to say "hey, I watch your videos, I like what you do, keep doing it." Aladino and I get so excited whenever we get a new $2 patron. We even have a special call for it. Whoever sees the notification first loudly sings "$2 patroooon!" in a special kind of tone. Then we hug each other and send off a quick message of thanks to the new patron. 


With this tier, you get:
Access to "Maya's Journals." The journals are published every Tuesday. You can think of it like one of our video scripts but without the video... and exclusively for patrons. They also include behind the scenes info like our upcoming plans, or stories from our past.

Access to Patron-Only Bonus Videos and Live Streams, whenever we post them. 

Meet and Greet
$5 or more per creation

As we sail slowly around the world, we want to meet you!! We've already met a few patrons, and it's been amazing every single time. You guys could all create YouTube channels yourself, you've got some good stories to tell. 


So with this tier, we invite you to...


• Come on board! At this tier, you'll get access to posts announcing where we are in real time. If you can make it, you're invited on board for a drink, a boat tour, and a chat. Only available for $5 and up patrons! 


Includes all rewards from previous tier as well!

Exclusive studio member
$10 or more per creation

Sometimes I record my music. I have a few tracks that I've recorded in studio (not available anywhere else) which I'd like to share with you. Plus, there might be an album coming soon, and you might get some special little bonuses regarding that... but shh, you didn't hear it here. 


• Two exclusive studio recorded original tracks by Maya. These are not available for download anywhere else. They'll be sent to you after one month!

Official Sponsor
$15 or more per creation

Okay, on a more serious note (because this is a more serious donation), this kind of support really, really makes a difference to us. Sailing is not cheap, and there are ALWAYS unexpected expenses that come up (mostly in the form of boat repairs when something breaks). Having income that we can rely on makes all the difference in the world. When we first started sailing, we had very little financial backups (just what we had saved, which was enough for what we needed but not enough to cover a big emergency). It was pretty stressful, and that's why we decided to stop sailing and go to work in Switzerland for a winter. 


Once we started with YouTube and then subsequently with Patreon, our future changed. With every passing month, we're able to sail with growing confidence that we have the financial support that we need. This is in a large part due to donations at this tier and higher. Your support is quite literally changing not only our lives, but it's also helping us to keep increasing our video quality. We were able to buy a brand new camera this season, and one of our amazing patrons even sent us a drone and video microphone.

As a thank you for your patronage, we will give you (in addition to all previous rewards):


• We will personally thank you at the end of every video. We will have a segment at the end of each new video where we thank you. Of course, if you'd prefer we didn't, then we will respect that, please just let us know! 

Magic Carpet Family
$25 or more per creation

Wow. This is a whole new level of support. If you're even considering this, then we're already thankful.


We'll give you...


• A phone call from us. We want to thank you "in person" on the phone. Plus, we LOVE getting to know our patrons. 

Pen Pals
$50 or more per creation

Let me tell you a story. We have one patron who donates $50/episode. When Aladino and I saw that notification, we both gasped, then hugged each other, then started dancing around the boat in disbelief and gratitude and joy. 


Then I sat down and I wrote...


• A personalized, hand written letter sent to you anywhere in the world. One of my more hidden hobbies is calligraphy. You can expect something beautiful –– wax seal and all. The content of the letter will be like a secret journal entry that we share with only you. We'll tell you about an aspect of our journey (in handwriting!) that no one else gets to hear about. We might even include a little gift from the local area. If you stay a patron for a few months, you can expect more than one letter. 


The Absolute Crazy Person
$100 or more per creation

WOW. We are speechless.

As a thank you for your patronage, we will give you (in addition to ALL above rewards):


• An exclusive, handmade Magic Carpet T-Shirt. You may have noticed that Aladino and I have some Magic Carpet swag, but that we don't have any of it for sale. That's because we handmade all of our merch so far! Aladino designed the logo, we print it out on special material, and then we press it onto an item of clothing of our choosing. For your incredible contribution, we would like to make one for you. 

• A song written especially for you, by Maya. Your insane contribution has to go down in history, and what better way than through song.