Sailing Nahoa

Sailing Nahoa

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What causes someone to sell everything and embark on an expedition to sail around the world? Be at the risk of pirates. The ravages of storms in the middle of the ocean.

We’re not much different than you. We make love. We fight. And we have dreams. The only difference is we acted on one dream. The crazy dream of sailing around the world.

Why? It’s only natural to ask why would anyone give up the security of their home and job? Leave family and friends.

March 2008. We got the news. Ashley’s father had stage 4 cancer. Terminal. Life expectancy between 4 to 6 months. From having the perfect life, nearing retirement with 4 kids and loving wife to dead within 12 months at the young age of 52. It was a hard time. It was the biggest wakeup call of our life; You may not grow old.

Dreams are a funny thing. They’re exactly that. Just a dream. Until you act. And acted we did. For the next 7 years we worked like crazy. Started businesses. Consulted. Hustled. Scrounged. Sacrificed. We saved every penny. Then we sold up. Sold the house, car. Even the winter clothes went out the window.

We’ve been out here for 3 years now. Boats are expensive. The salt and sun corrode everything. Things break . What we thought would last 5 years only lasted 3. Which brings us to phase 2 of this dream.

Instead of going back to desk jobs, we propose this:

Can we make films to inspire you? And teach you everything we know about offshore cruising, systems, sailing, and living aboard longterm.

What do you think?
Tiers
Bilge Rat - I want to support you
$2 or more per video
Although accommodation is pretty basic in the bilges, you are part of our community. You will receive:


  • Discount on Nahoa Swag
  • Exclusive patron-only video and blog updates


Every dollar counts. Let’s fill those bilges up!

Crew - You keep us Afloat
$5 or more per video

We’re working for you. You get all the extra material for How-To videos including:


  • Extra Handouts, Diagrams & Checklists. Some examples:
    Spare Parts Checklist
    and
    Fuel Burn Spreadsheet
  • Entry into Q&A posts. 
  • A chance to get aboard Nahoa. We have draws occasionally and only invite patrons. 
  • Plus everything the Bilge Rat gets:
  • Discount on Nahoa swag
  • Exclusive patron-only video and blog updates


Q&As that are the result of all your questions asked here and in the YouTube comments. 


With your support we will be able to hold off the desk jobs a little while longer and generate content that helps you move towards your goals. 


First Mate
$10 or more per video

Holy smokes. You just scored yourself the well-respected First Mate position. You're driving this vessel toward the horizon and doing an AWESOME job!


You will need a proper uniform as you are now a ranking crew member. Please use your Nahoa credit and grab yourself a t-shirt or anything your heart desires from our shop (we will email a code worth $20 after you support 2 videos). 


You will receive:

  • $20 credit for Nahoa Swag
  • Access to our course (coming soon)
  • Plus everything the Bilge Rats and Crew gets:
  • Discount on Nahoa swag
  • Exclusive patron-only video and blog updates
  • Detailed Q&A posts
  • A chance to get aboard Nahoa. We have draws occasionally and only invite patrons. 

We are diligently working on an exhaustive course covering everything we have learnt out here. As certified sailing instructors we believe this course will be the best on the market. It will contain the boiled down actionable steps so that you can get out here.

Captain
$20 or more per video

Yep, you can get in touch with us no matter how remote of an atoll we are anchored in. We check our satellite email almost daily. 


As captain you not only need a shirt but perhaps a hat? We will email you a code worth $40.


In addition, come out and pop a few cold ones with us if we’re in your area. Ben will share his latest flavour of beer. Ashley always has a cold bottle of white wine in the fridge. Let’s share some seafaring stories!


You will receive:

  • Email us questions no matter where we are! (via satellite phone)
  • $40 credit for Nahoa swag (after you support 2 videos)
  • HAPPY HOUR on Nahoa! 
  • Plus everything the lower ranking officers get:
  • Discount on Nahoa swag
  • Exclusive patron-only video and blog updates
  • Detailed Q&A posts
  • A chance to get aboard Nahoa. We have draws occasionally and only invite patrons. 
  • Access to our course (coming soon) 
Admiral
$50 or more per video

 We have days where we wonder...Is this seriously going to work? It is absolutely absurd to make films of our journey and then see if people will support us. This can't possibly work. Nope. Pipe dream!


Perhaps fear and uncertainty doesn't rule our lives when crossing oceans but it crops up often when we think about our future and if we can make a living doing what we love. 


No joke; We look at each other in awe when we get a notification that someone has just supported us at this tier. You are changing our life. You are responsible for pushing us to the next level in our filmmaking. 


Thank You doesn't even cut it. We promise we will explore this spectacular world we live in and share every bit with you. 


You are one amazing human being.  Thank You for believing in us. 


You will receive:

  

  • $50 credit for Nahoa swag
  • Let’s have a chat on Skype! You will already have our satellite email and land email but we’d love to talk further if there is anything we can help with? 
  • DAY SAIL on Nahoa. Let’s go have some fun. We have the toys. Just bring yourself and your loved one.
  • Plus everything the lower ranking officers get:
  • Discount on Nahoa swag
  • Exclusive patron-only video and blog updates
  • Detailed Q&A posts
  • A chance to get aboard Nahoa. We have draws occasionally and only invite patrons. 
  • Access to our course (coming soon)
  • HAPPY HOUR on Nahoa! 
Goals
54% complete
We want to finish sailing around the world and there are incredible stories to be told!

Currently we are half way. If we are going to make a living at this we need to upgrade our camera gear and ensure we never need to take a break for desk jobs. We need your support.

(pssst....We occasionally have patron-only draws to have you and your partner down to the boat. Show you the ropes and give you a taste of what longterm cruising is actually like.)

You in?
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What causes someone to sell everything and embark on an expedition to sail around the world? Be at the risk of pirates. The ravages of storms in the middle of the ocean.

We’re not much different than you. We make love. We fight. And we have dreams. The only difference is we acted on one dream. The crazy dream of sailing around the world.

Why? It’s only natural to ask why would anyone give up the security of their home and job? Leave family and friends.

March 2008. We got the news. Ashley’s father had stage 4 cancer. Terminal. Life expectancy between 4 to 6 months. From having the perfect life, nearing retirement with 4 kids and loving wife to dead within 12 months at the young age of 52. It was a hard time. It was the biggest wakeup call of our life; You may not grow old.

Dreams are a funny thing. They’re exactly that. Just a dream. Until you act. And acted we did. For the next 7 years we worked like crazy. Started businesses. Consulted. Hustled. Scrounged. Sacrificed. We saved every penny. Then we sold up. Sold the house, car. Even the winter clothes went out the window.

We’ve been out here for 3 years now. Boats are expensive. The salt and sun corrode everything. Things break . What we thought would last 5 years only lasted 3. Which brings us to phase 2 of this dream.

Instead of going back to desk jobs, we propose this:

Can we make films to inspire you? And teach you everything we know about offshore cruising, systems, sailing, and living aboard longterm.

What do you think?

Recent posts by Sailing Nahoa

Tiers
Bilge Rat - I want to support you
$2 or more per video
Although accommodation is pretty basic in the bilges, you are part of our community. You will receive:


  • Discount on Nahoa Swag
  • Exclusive patron-only video and blog updates


Every dollar counts. Let’s fill those bilges up!

Crew - You keep us Afloat
$5 or more per video

We’re working for you. You get all the extra material for How-To videos including:


  • Extra Handouts, Diagrams & Checklists. Some examples:
    Spare Parts Checklist
    and
    Fuel Burn Spreadsheet
  • Entry into Q&A posts. 
  • A chance to get aboard Nahoa. We have draws occasionally and only invite patrons. 
  • Plus everything the Bilge Rat gets:
  • Discount on Nahoa swag
  • Exclusive patron-only video and blog updates


Q&As that are the result of all your questions asked here and in the YouTube comments. 


With your support we will be able to hold off the desk jobs a little while longer and generate content that helps you move towards your goals. 


First Mate
$10 or more per video

Holy smokes. You just scored yourself the well-respected First Mate position. You're driving this vessel toward the horizon and doing an AWESOME job!


You will need a proper uniform as you are now a ranking crew member. Please use your Nahoa credit and grab yourself a t-shirt or anything your heart desires from our shop (we will email a code worth $20 after you support 2 videos). 


You will receive:

  • $20 credit for Nahoa Swag
  • Access to our course (coming soon)
  • Plus everything the Bilge Rats and Crew gets:
  • Discount on Nahoa swag
  • Exclusive patron-only video and blog updates
  • Detailed Q&A posts
  • A chance to get aboard Nahoa. We have draws occasionally and only invite patrons. 

We are diligently working on an exhaustive course covering everything we have learnt out here. As certified sailing instructors we believe this course will be the best on the market. It will contain the boiled down actionable steps so that you can get out here.

Captain
$20 or more per video

Yep, you can get in touch with us no matter how remote of an atoll we are anchored in. We check our satellite email almost daily. 


As captain you not only need a shirt but perhaps a hat? We will email you a code worth $40.


In addition, come out and pop a few cold ones with us if we’re in your area. Ben will share his latest flavour of beer. Ashley always has a cold bottle of white wine in the fridge. Let’s share some seafaring stories!


You will receive:

  • Email us questions no matter where we are! (via satellite phone)
  • $40 credit for Nahoa swag (after you support 2 videos)
  • HAPPY HOUR on Nahoa! 
  • Plus everything the lower ranking officers get:
  • Discount on Nahoa swag
  • Exclusive patron-only video and blog updates
  • Detailed Q&A posts
  • A chance to get aboard Nahoa. We have draws occasionally and only invite patrons. 
  • Access to our course (coming soon) 
Admiral
$50 or more per video

 We have days where we wonder...Is this seriously going to work? It is absolutely absurd to make films of our journey and then see if people will support us. This can't possibly work. Nope. Pipe dream!


Perhaps fear and uncertainty doesn't rule our lives when crossing oceans but it crops up often when we think about our future and if we can make a living doing what we love. 


No joke; We look at each other in awe when we get a notification that someone has just supported us at this tier. You are changing our life. You are responsible for pushing us to the next level in our filmmaking. 


Thank You doesn't even cut it. We promise we will explore this spectacular world we live in and share every bit with you. 


You are one amazing human being.  Thank You for believing in us. 


You will receive:

  

  • $50 credit for Nahoa swag
  • Let’s have a chat on Skype! You will already have our satellite email and land email but we’d love to talk further if there is anything we can help with? 
  • DAY SAIL on Nahoa. Let’s go have some fun. We have the toys. Just bring yourself and your loved one.
  • Plus everything the lower ranking officers get:
  • Discount on Nahoa swag
  • Exclusive patron-only video and blog updates
  • Detailed Q&A posts
  • A chance to get aboard Nahoa. We have draws occasionally and only invite patrons. 
  • Access to our course (coming soon)
  • HAPPY HOUR on Nahoa!