Captain Heather Richard is creating videos, virtual sailing and visual arts
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patrons

Welcome aboard!  Make yourself at home on our little yacht and enjoy the adventure...

We live with a very small footprint -a family of five on a 43-foot sailboat using the wind and the sun to power our lives, loving and protecting the earth and water the best we can.  

We are decidedly not your traditional yachting family:  Mom is the captain, a professional sailor taking a departure from running charter boats on San Francisco Bay, with her crew Ava (14), Julius (12) and Sawyer (3).  JJ, aka dad, is the stowaway.  He is learning the ropes as we go, and sometimes hopping off to keep his farm running back home (yes, a landlubber)!  The cast of characters will become familiar as we cruise along, including some of YOU!  Yes, because we were a legit charter operation in our recent past it’s easy and legal for our PATRONS to join us in person for actual real-life sailing opportunities, and some also get to chill with us dockside wherever you are able to meet up with the boat.

Here’s what it comes down to:
We want to inspire you to explore and love this planet as much as we do, and also nurture and protect it.  We sail because the wind is free, the coastlines are beautiful and our planet is mostly ocean after all, and it’s a fantastic education for our children.  We want to take you on a grand adventure to see what we see and learn what we learn!  This footage takes time and effort to collect, edit and upload, so please become a patron if you can - it sends the message that you want us to continue filming.
 
Our videos will always remain free on YouTube to inspire people, but patrons get to see them first, get real-time updates from us and opportunities to actually come aboard in person.  Patrons also get priority in our responses to comments and emails, because if you think the Fine Day For Sailing channel is important enough to contribute to keep the cameras rolling then we really want to hear from you!

Becoming a patron is a little like going on a private sail with Captain Heather aboard Carodon.... We try to inspire people to set out into nature, take only pictures and leave only footprints, leaving it better than we found it.  By living small and enjoying it all we hope to inspire others to do the same.... to break free a little more each day from our reliance on fossil fuels, plastics and other things that pollute our beautiful blue planet and contribute to climate change.  We know that living tiny DOESN’T equate to a life of deprivation, but a life really worth living.  We collect experiences, not stuff, to keep life as minimal and meaningful as possible, and we hope you will want to, too, after seeing through our lens while we voyage by sea!
Tiers
Crew
$2 or more per creation
You are officially now one of the crew! 


For contributing $2 per video 


FINE DAY FOR SAILING CREW get:


* Early access to our videos


* Private instagram and Facebook account access and follow-back so you can ask us all the questions you want and we will prioritize answering them


* A thank-you postcard sent from our next port right to your mailbox


*Patron-only content and posts 


Official CREW IN CREW GEAR
$5 or more per creation
You are officially now one of the crew AND you have a one of a kind shirt by Ava to prove it. (It will be a great conversation starter!)    Wear your t-shirt to visit us in person and we will welcome you aboard! Use this benefit any time we are close enough for you to meet up with the boat dockside and please give us as much notice as possible that you are coming to meet up so we can give you a proper in person thank you and tour of the boat!


For contributing $5 per video 


OFFICIAL CREW IN CREW GEAR get:


* Early access to our videos


* Private instagram and Facebook account access and follow-back so you can ask us all the questions you want and we will prioritize answering them


* A thank-you postcard sent from our next port right to your mailbox


* Patron-only content and posts


* An Ava custom t-shirt (please send us your size) after third month of support


* Dockside chill-out session with us wherever you are able to meet the boat (just give us plenty of time to coordinate a meet-up).  Our schedule will always be subject to weather as we go where the wind blows us.



BEHIND THE SCENES CREW
$25 or more per creation
At this level of support you are really dedicated so we take you behind the scenes and to a little glimpse into the real fine day for sailing (you get to watch the bloopers!)


For contributing $25 per video


BEHIND THE SCENES CREW get:


* Early access to our videos


* Private instagram and Facebook account access and follow-back so you can ask us all the questions you want and we will prioritize answering them


* A thank-you postcard sent from our next port right to your mailbox


* Patron-only content and posts


* An Ava custom t-shirt (please send us your size) after third month of support


* Dockside chill-out session with us wherever you are able to meet the boat (just give us plenty of time to coordinate a meet-up)


*BLOOPERS!  We take you behind the scenes and you’re really gonna crack up when you see what goes on here on board! (May not always be appropriate for kids, some content may not edited for language- we are sailors after all and ocassionally we swear like a sailor 😳

ON THE WATER CREW
$50 or more per creation
You’ve stepped into our family in a big way and we love you for it! YOU GET TO COME SAILING!


For contributing $50 per video


ON THE WATER CREW get:


* Early access to our videos


* Private instagram and Facebook account access and follow-back so you can ask us all the questions you want and we will prioritize answering them


* A thank-you postcard sent from our next port right to your mailbox


* Patron-only content and posts


* An Ava custom t-shirt (please send us your size) after third month of support


* Dockside chill-out session with us wherever you are able to meet the boat (just give us plenty of time to coordinate a meet-up) 


* Access to unseen footage and bloopers- you’re really gonna crack up when you see what goes on behind the scenes on board! (May not always be appropriate for kids ;)


* AND A SUNSET SAIL FOR TWO!  Contact us about where and when you could meet up with the boat.


OUR HERO, YOU REALLY ARE OUR HERO!
$150 or more per creation
At this level of support you must be really wanting us to inspire people, therefore we will work extremely hard to tell a compelling story and capture all the beauty of living small in this big blue planet!


For contributing $150 per video


HEROS get:


* Early access to our videos


* Private instagram and Facebook account access and follow-back so you can ask us all the questions you want and we will prioritize answering them


* A thank-you postcard sent from our next port right to your mailbox


* An Ava custom t-shirt (please send us your size) after third month of support


* Access to unseen footage and bloopers- you’re really gonna crack up when you see what goes on behind the scenes on board! (May not always be appropriate for kids ;)


* Dockside chill-out session with us wherever you are able to meet the boat (just give us plenty of time to coordinate a meet-up) 


* AND A FULL DAY SAIL FOR YOU AND UP TO FIVE FRIENDS AND FAMILY!  Contact us about where and when you could meet the boat.


* NOTIFICATION OF OVERNIGHT CREW AND LONGER PASSAGE SAILING OPPORTUNITIES 

Goals
7 of 200 patrons
When we reach 200 Patrons we will upgrade our gear and let the Patrons vote on what kind of video to make next- just for Patrons- and that might include a vote on where we sail to next as well, if there is a decision to make!
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Welcome aboard!  Make yourself at home on our little yacht and enjoy the adventure...

We live with a very small footprint -a family of five on a 43-foot sailboat using the wind and the sun to power our lives, loving and protecting the earth and water the best we can.  

We are decidedly not your traditional yachting family:  Mom is the captain, a professional sailor taking a departure from running charter boats on San Francisco Bay, with her crew Ava (14), Julius (12) and Sawyer (3).  JJ, aka dad, is the stowaway.  He is learning the ropes as we go, and sometimes hopping off to keep his farm running back home (yes, a landlubber)!  The cast of characters will become familiar as we cruise along, including some of YOU!  Yes, because we were a legit charter operation in our recent past it’s easy and legal for our PATRONS to join us in person for actual real-life sailing opportunities, and some also get to chill with us dockside wherever you are able to meet up with the boat.

Here’s what it comes down to:
We want to inspire you to explore and love this planet as much as we do, and also nurture and protect it.  We sail because the wind is free, the coastlines are beautiful and our planet is mostly ocean after all, and it’s a fantastic education for our children.  We want to take you on a grand adventure to see what we see and learn what we learn!  This footage takes time and effort to collect, edit and upload, so please become a patron if you can - it sends the message that you want us to continue filming.
 
Our videos will always remain free on YouTube to inspire people, but patrons get to see them first, get real-time updates from us and opportunities to actually come aboard in person.  Patrons also get priority in our responses to comments and emails, because if you think the Fine Day For Sailing channel is important enough to contribute to keep the cameras rolling then we really want to hear from you!

Becoming a patron is a little like going on a private sail with Captain Heather aboard Carodon.... We try to inspire people to set out into nature, take only pictures and leave only footprints, leaving it better than we found it.  By living small and enjoying it all we hope to inspire others to do the same.... to break free a little more each day from our reliance on fossil fuels, plastics and other things that pollute our beautiful blue planet and contribute to climate change.  We know that living tiny DOESN’T equate to a life of deprivation, but a life really worth living.  We collect experiences, not stuff, to keep life as minimal and meaningful as possible, and we hope you will want to, too, after seeing through our lens while we voyage by sea!

Recent posts by Captain Heather Richard

Tiers
Crew
$2 or more per creation
You are officially now one of the crew! 


For contributing $2 per video 


FINE DAY FOR SAILING CREW get:


* Early access to our videos


* Private instagram and Facebook account access and follow-back so you can ask us all the questions you want and we will prioritize answering them


* A thank-you postcard sent from our next port right to your mailbox


*Patron-only content and posts 


Official CREW IN CREW GEAR
$5 or more per creation
You are officially now one of the crew AND you have a one of a kind shirt by Ava to prove it. (It will be a great conversation starter!)    Wear your t-shirt to visit us in person and we will welcome you aboard! Use this benefit any time we are close enough for you to meet up with the boat dockside and please give us as much notice as possible that you are coming to meet up so we can give you a proper in person thank you and tour of the boat!


For contributing $5 per video 


OFFICIAL CREW IN CREW GEAR get:


* Early access to our videos


* Private instagram and Facebook account access and follow-back so you can ask us all the questions you want and we will prioritize answering them


* A thank-you postcard sent from our next port right to your mailbox


* Patron-only content and posts


* An Ava custom t-shirt (please send us your size) after third month of support


* Dockside chill-out session with us wherever you are able to meet the boat (just give us plenty of time to coordinate a meet-up).  Our schedule will always be subject to weather as we go where the wind blows us.



BEHIND THE SCENES CREW
$25 or more per creation
At this level of support you are really dedicated so we take you behind the scenes and to a little glimpse into the real fine day for sailing (you get to watch the bloopers!)


For contributing $25 per video


BEHIND THE SCENES CREW get:


* Early access to our videos


* Private instagram and Facebook account access and follow-back so you can ask us all the questions you want and we will prioritize answering them


* A thank-you postcard sent from our next port right to your mailbox


* Patron-only content and posts


* An Ava custom t-shirt (please send us your size) after third month of support


* Dockside chill-out session with us wherever you are able to meet the boat (just give us plenty of time to coordinate a meet-up)


*BLOOPERS!  We take you behind the scenes and you’re really gonna crack up when you see what goes on here on board! (May not always be appropriate for kids, some content may not edited for language- we are sailors after all and ocassionally we swear like a sailor 😳

ON THE WATER CREW
$50 or more per creation
You’ve stepped into our family in a big way and we love you for it! YOU GET TO COME SAILING!


For contributing $50 per video


ON THE WATER CREW get:


* Early access to our videos


* Private instagram and Facebook account access and follow-back so you can ask us all the questions you want and we will prioritize answering them


* A thank-you postcard sent from our next port right to your mailbox


* Patron-only content and posts


* An Ava custom t-shirt (please send us your size) after third month of support


* Dockside chill-out session with us wherever you are able to meet the boat (just give us plenty of time to coordinate a meet-up) 


* Access to unseen footage and bloopers- you’re really gonna crack up when you see what goes on behind the scenes on board! (May not always be appropriate for kids ;)


* AND A SUNSET SAIL FOR TWO!  Contact us about where and when you could meet up with the boat.


OUR HERO, YOU REALLY ARE OUR HERO!
$150 or more per creation
At this level of support you must be really wanting us to inspire people, therefore we will work extremely hard to tell a compelling story and capture all the beauty of living small in this big blue planet!


For contributing $150 per video


HEROS get:


* Early access to our videos


* Private instagram and Facebook account access and follow-back so you can ask us all the questions you want and we will prioritize answering them


* A thank-you postcard sent from our next port right to your mailbox


* An Ava custom t-shirt (please send us your size) after third month of support


* Access to unseen footage and bloopers- you’re really gonna crack up when you see what goes on behind the scenes on board! (May not always be appropriate for kids ;)


* Dockside chill-out session with us wherever you are able to meet the boat (just give us plenty of time to coordinate a meet-up) 


* AND A FULL DAY SAIL FOR YOU AND UP TO FIVE FRIENDS AND FAMILY!  Contact us about where and when you could meet the boat.


* NOTIFICATION OF OVERNIGHT CREW AND LONGER PASSAGE SAILING OPPORTUNITIES