Sailing, Solo sailing around the world. Dave Storey. Sea, my life. is creating Sailing photographs, blogs about my experience and videos
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I'M JUST ONE MAN WITH A BOAT AND A PASSION FOR SAILING

From April 2016 I will have set sail on a single handed passage that will take me and my little boat on a adventure of a life time. If all goes well I have three plans:

PLAN A
18 Months. UK to Ireland, across Biscay to Spain, Portugal to Gibraltar,
Madeira, Canaries, Verdi Islands, solo crossing of the Atlantic in November 2016, Caribbean Islands, USA, cross the Atlantic to the Azores, back to the UK by September 2017.

PLAN B
30 Months. UK to Ireland, across Biscay to Spain, Portugal to Gibraltar,
Madeira, Canaries, Verdi Islands, solo crossing of the Atlantic in November 2016, Caribbean Islands, Panama Canal by February 2017, Galapagos, Single handed crossing of the Pacific ocean, French Polynesian Islands, Australia by September 2017, Christmas Island, solo crossing of the Indian Ocean to the cape of Good Hope no later than February 2018, Crossing of the South Atlantic to the Caribbean Islands, USA, cross the North Atlantic to the Azores, back to the UK by September 2018.

PLAN C
42 Months. UK to Ireland, across Biscay to Spain, Portugal to Gibraltar,
Madeira, Canaries, Verdi Islands, solo crossing of the Atlantic in November 2016, Caribbean Islands, Panama Canal by February 2017, Galapagos, Single handed crossing of the Pacific ocean, French Polynesian Islands, Australia by September 2017, then 12 months cruising around Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Thailand, Christmas Island, solo crossing of the Indian Ocean to the cape of Good Hope no later than February 2019, Crossing of the South Atlantic to the Caribbean Islands, USA, cross the North Atlantic to the Azores, back to the UK by September 2019.

MONEY
I'm going to try my best to stick to a budget of £200 which is €260 Euro or $285USD per week.
Out of this amount will come:
* Food and water
* Fuel
* Marina, harbour, mooring buoy fees and fees for entering countries
* Transit fees
Note: It's $1000 usd to take my boat through the Panama Canal and I'm sure the world being the way it is there'll be other fees/fines/bribes I'll find I'll need to pay along the way.
* Repairs and renewals
Note: This is the big one, it's an unknown amount and believe me, I know from experience, ''the more you sail = the more bits on your boat you break''.

FUNDRAISE
I'm not rich and I've got no sponsorship, I'm just a working class boy from a working class background and while I'm away attempting to sail my boat around the world for 42 months I'm not working so will have no income.

COSTS
I've already sold my house, paid off the loan on the boat and moved onboard in a bid to follow my dream. If that's not commitment I don't know what is!

Just to demonstrate that commitment and passion I've put thousands of pounds into the boat so far, it pains me to remember but here's a list of just some:

New Rigging £1200, crane for lifting mast off and on £300, new Sprayhood £500, new main sail £1600, money spend on repairing, renewing or buying new items for the boat from chandlery £2000. Then annually I spend £2400 Whitehaven marina fees, £160 Isle of Man Fees, Annual Lift out £350, antifoul, anodes, brushes etc £150, Parts for engine service £125. Annual RNLI donation £150. Insurance £220. 2015 hull repaint £400, clean reproof/restitch of sails £330, £330 injections for travelling, £200 watermaker, £400 pilot books, charts both paper and electronic, £500 new anchor and extra chain, £400 epirb and spot, more than £2000 on spares for repairs renewals including engine part and chandlery items and the list keeps going and going.

See sailing isn't free!

HELPING
£200 a week x the 182 weeks I'll be away sailing = £36,400.00

Monthly I'm looking at a budget of £867 or €1112 Euro or $1240usd

Since I started fundraising to date (10th March 2016) I have raised £22! But it's ok because every little helps and I'm very grateful.

If you'd like to help, even by a small amount here's how:


BACS Payment via your internet banking or your high street bank.
The account details to Bacs to is:
Sort Code: 77-56-01
Account Number: 53200868


Paypal payment. Follow the link below:

https://www.paypal.me/Seamylife


View my Patreon page which is a ongoing monthly crowd funding site.
Go to www.Patreon.com and search 'Sea my life' or follow the link below:

https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998911&ty;=h&u;=2998911

Thanks any help is very much appreciated.
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Pledge $1 or more per month
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If you pledge $1 or $100 I will be so grateful that you've taken the time to help me with my little sailing adventure, every penny helps me sail a little further. Thank you for taking an interest and enjoy the photographs, blogs and videos and feel free to get in touch via Facebook :)
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$0 of $1,240 per month
Once again I'll just highlight that while I'm sailing I'm not working, I'm not rich (well not with money anyway) so I'm setting off on this little adventure on the money I've saved. This is not a infinite amount so sticking to the budget, when possible is important and if there's anyway of helping top the monthly budget up with Patreon donations that would be a great help.

I'm going to try my best to stick to a budget of £200 (Stirling) which is €260 (Euro) or $285 (USD) per week.

That's $1240 usd per month.

I'll be spending this money on:

* Food and water
* Fuel
* Marina, harbour, mooring buoy fees and fees for entering countries
Note: It's $1000 usd to take my boat through the Panama Canal and I'm sure the world being the way it is there'll be other fees/fines/bribes I'll find I'll need to pay along the way.
* Repairs and renewals
Note: This is the big one, it's an unknown amount and believe me, I know from experience, ''the more you sail = the more bits on your boat you break''.
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I'M JUST ONE MAN WITH A BOAT AND A PASSION FOR SAILING

From April 2016 I will have set sail on a single handed passage that will take me and my little boat on a adventure of a life time. If all goes well I have three plans:

PLAN A
18 Months. UK to Ireland, across Biscay to Spain, Portugal to Gibraltar,
Madeira, Canaries, Verdi Islands, solo crossing of the Atlantic in November 2016, Caribbean Islands, USA, cross the Atlantic to the Azores, back to the UK by September 2017.

PLAN B
30 Months. UK to Ireland, across Biscay to Spain, Portugal to Gibraltar,
Madeira, Canaries, Verdi Islands, solo crossing of the Atlantic in November 2016, Caribbean Islands, Panama Canal by February 2017, Galapagos, Single handed crossing of the Pacific ocean, French Polynesian Islands, Australia by September 2017, Christmas Island, solo crossing of the Indian Ocean to the cape of Good Hope no later than February 2018, Crossing of the South Atlantic to the Caribbean Islands, USA, cross the North Atlantic to the Azores, back to the UK by September 2018.

PLAN C
42 Months. UK to Ireland, across Biscay to Spain, Portugal to Gibraltar,
Madeira, Canaries, Verdi Islands, solo crossing of the Atlantic in November 2016, Caribbean Islands, Panama Canal by February 2017, Galapagos, Single handed crossing of the Pacific ocean, French Polynesian Islands, Australia by September 2017, then 12 months cruising around Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Thailand, Christmas Island, solo crossing of the Indian Ocean to the cape of Good Hope no later than February 2019, Crossing of the South Atlantic to the Caribbean Islands, USA, cross the North Atlantic to the Azores, back to the UK by September 2019.

MONEY
I'm going to try my best to stick to a budget of £200 which is €260 Euro or $285USD per week.
Out of this amount will come:
* Food and water
* Fuel
* Marina, harbour, mooring buoy fees and fees for entering countries
* Transit fees
Note: It's $1000 usd to take my boat through the Panama Canal and I'm sure the world being the way it is there'll be other fees/fines/bribes I'll find I'll need to pay along the way.
* Repairs and renewals
Note: This is the big one, it's an unknown amount and believe me, I know from experience, ''the more you sail = the more bits on your boat you break''.

FUNDRAISE
I'm not rich and I've got no sponsorship, I'm just a working class boy from a working class background and while I'm away attempting to sail my boat around the world for 42 months I'm not working so will have no income.

COSTS
I've already sold my house, paid off the loan on the boat and moved onboard in a bid to follow my dream. If that's not commitment I don't know what is!

Just to demonstrate that commitment and passion I've put thousands of pounds into the boat so far, it pains me to remember but here's a list of just some:

New Rigging £1200, crane for lifting mast off and on £300, new Sprayhood £500, new main sail £1600, money spend on repairing, renewing or buying new items for the boat from chandlery £2000. Then annually I spend £2400 Whitehaven marina fees, £160 Isle of Man Fees, Annual Lift out £350, antifoul, anodes, brushes etc £150, Parts for engine service £125. Annual RNLI donation £150. Insurance £220. 2015 hull repaint £400, clean reproof/restitch of sails £330, £330 injections for travelling, £200 watermaker, £400 pilot books, charts both paper and electronic, £500 new anchor and extra chain, £400 epirb and spot, more than £2000 on spares for repairs renewals including engine part and chandlery items and the list keeps going and going.

See sailing isn't free!

HELPING
£200 a week x the 182 weeks I'll be away sailing = £36,400.00

Monthly I'm looking at a budget of £867 or €1112 Euro or $1240usd

Since I started fundraising to date (10th March 2016) I have raised £22! But it's ok because every little helps and I'm very grateful.

If you'd like to help, even by a small amount here's how:


BACS Payment via your internet banking or your high street bank.
The account details to Bacs to is:
Sort Code: 77-56-01
Account Number: 53200868


Paypal payment. Follow the link below:

https://www.paypal.me/Seamylife


View my Patreon page which is a ongoing monthly crowd funding site.
Go to www.Patreon.com and search 'Sea my life' or follow the link below:

https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998911&ty;=h&u;=2998911

Thanks any help is very much appreciated.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
If you pledge $1 or $100 I will be so grateful that you've taken the time to help me with my little sailing adventure, every penny helps me sail a little further. Thank you for taking an interest and enjoy the photographs, blogs and videos and feel free to get in touch via Facebook :)