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killarney_sailor 03-06-2017 11:05 PM

Re: Record Breaking Circumnavigation
Good luck with this but it seems a bit contrived since you will be spending more time doing land travel than sea travel and visiting many more countries by land than water. In our circumnavigation we went to about 40 countries and territories and we stopped pretty much everywhere there was to stop - we might have added another ten at most. By your count that leaves about 150 to be visited by land transport or airplane. Sailing around the world is fine but there is more than one possible route and you are much controlled by the seasons - tropical storms in several areas along with the monsoons in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea.

Minnewaska 03-17-2017 07:11 AM

Re: Record Breaking Circumnavigation
Best of luck on your adventure. If you pull it off, I'm sure it will be rewarding. Do you mind a couple of questions?

Why does it need to be a record setting voyage, as opposed to just going where you feel like going? How would you know that no one has already done this or doesn't beat you to it?

What do you hope would be the motivation for someone to donate to the gofundme page?

Jammer Six 03-17-2017 10:48 AM

Re: Record Breaking Circumnavigation
Better to put the webpage together when you get back, not when you leave.

I'm quite certain you'll be able to tell us why very soon.

krisscross 03-17-2017 11:26 AM

Re: Record Breaking Circumnavigation
Sounds like a great adventure. Best of luck! What kind of a boat will you be using for this circumnavigation?

chip 03-23-2017 12:27 AM

Re: Record Breaking Circumnavigation
I miss Rimas. That guy knew how to claim to set a record.

"Attention guys !. 107 miles to american samoa island that s why i do not stop on the christmas island i wanted to be in the book record in san juan 24"

"Merry christmas guys !. This island extremely friendly people soon will be news next week abaut my voyage 120 days at sea non-Stop 4500 miles will be in record"

"12 days strait no wind the world record i moving the mostly by current push me to hawaii wow the big suprised guys the nature is incredible what can do ."

Minnewaska 03-23-2017 06:57 AM

Re: Record Breaking Circumnavigation
Good luck Captain. I hope you accomplish your goal. It sounds daunting.

I understand a corporate sponsor's interest, if they think they would get enough exposure to justify the advertising value. Those are difficult to get, as they also need a degree of assurance that the mission is viable and the audience is strong enough. They need to have faith in you and either fund the entire trip or know you have the rest of the funding already.

I'm still not seeing the motivation of the general public to contribute to the gofundme page. I've sent money to a few of them. One was to help a friend of my niece modify her car so she could drive it. She had just graduated medical school, with tons of debt, and suffers from cerebral palsy. She has no use of her legs. She got a job as a doc at the hospital and could only get to it, if her car was handicap modified. That was compelling.

I've certainly had dreams, since I was 14. I bet we all have. Some have worked out, others not. I'm just not sure that's a compelling reason for someone to send me money they earned so they could pursue their own dream.

MarkofSeaLife 03-23-2017 08:20 AM

Re: Record Breaking Circumnavigation

Originally Posted by Venture Beyond (Post 3865537)
I can assure you any donation will go directly to funding the trip, and I would be happy to show donors exactly what their money is used for.

And of course attempting to attract sponsorship, which is the only way the voyage will be possible, would be a joke in 2017 without a website.

I rarely check this forum

I hope to use a Mahe 36 or similar style of catamaran,

Another dude without boat, nor money, wants us to pay for his vacation.

Nor is he even a regular user if this forum.

Sorry, mate, but go do what everyone else on this forum has had to do to get a boat: get a job.


ColoGuy 03-23-2017 09:09 AM

Re: Record Breaking Circumnavigation
If you had a boat, you could make youtube videos and get a following if the vids are good enough. While there are plenty of sailing videos, not many are of high caliber.

It is going to be hard to attract sponsors based on a dream and no boat. Cats can pitchpole in heavy seas and costs a lot more. Had to back down from that one. Sailboats can pitchpole too but cats are more likely to wind up upside down and are very hard to right. I'm sure you know this.

Watch youtube and get some ideas? Happy sailing.

Arcb 03-23-2017 09:14 AM

Re: Record Breaking Circumnavigation

Originally Posted by Venture Beyond (Post 3865537)

My adventures to date have been almost entirely self funded, which isn't easy as a yacht delivery skipper living on less than 10k usd a year.

Capt. Ryan Langley

What kind of boat do you captain?

Arcb 03-23-2017 12:37 PM

Re: Record Breaking Circumnavigation
I read through your website. Your go fund me campaign is asking for $85k. You have self identified as a Captain, presumably a boat Captain. I don't know how long you expect it to take to collect $85k from strangers, I think it might take a while.

Take a look at I have specifically chosen "Boat Captain" in the US has a Median salary of $98264/year. Even the bottom 10% make $46393/year. If you live frugally, even at the bottom 10% you could save up enough money in 3 years. I think if you were serious about meeting your goal, you could just work and make that money rather than rely on luck and the charity of strangers.

Better yet, if you really want to make some dough, get onto a ship with a terrible leave system, like a lot of cruise ships, even a junior officer can make a killing on those boats plus there are no living expenses.

When I was in my early 20's and didn't have any responsibilities, I took just such a job, after 8 months of working I paid off my student loan entirely, bought a fast motorcycle a 4x4 and took off snow boarding in the Coast Range for the next 6 months. I wasn't even an officer for that contract, I was quarter master. There are great opportunities out there for those willing to work.

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