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If this post violates a rule, or if I've placed it in the wrong area, please delete or relocate as appropriate. My apologies in advance.

Some of us here enjoy the video sailing series "Keep Turning Left." If you haven't heard of it, it's a travelogue or infotainment series entirely produced by Dylan Winter. Dylan is a professional freelance who produces the series entirely on his own nickel and a few modest Paypal contributions. He really only makes brief mention of donations in most of his videos and does not harp on it.

Dylan keeps making left turns along the UK coastline in his Westerly Centaur, bringing us incredible views of sailing in the coastal regions, combined with history, introducing the viewers to the locals and their cultures. He has a storyteller's wit and flair and is very entertaining.

The series is low on funds and may end forever before Dylan completes his journey (and video series). There are countless video series of beautiful, tanned couples cruising the tropics but only one crazy old bloke showing us the wild beauty of the Outer Hebrides and the people who live there. Once the series disappears, it'll probably never come back.

Trust me, this is not funding some guy's lavish retirement cruise. Dylan works very hard and lives very modestly. If you've enjoyed his work for free in the past, please consider a small donation now.

https://www.gofundme.com/save-keep-turning-left

Thank you.
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I don't have the time these days to follow him as I once did, but the series is excellent indeed.

Great idea, Ajax.. made this a 'sticky'.
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Go KTL... Dylan rocks! Sorry Dylan, groupies aren't what they used to be

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As much as I like the idea of helping to fund KTL, why are we donating to someone other than Dylan Winter directly? He'll get the money sooner.

There is a donations link at his home page here; Keep Turning Left

I just made a donation - very good indeed!
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As much as I like the idea of helping to fund KTL, why are we donating to someone other than Dylan Winter directly? He'll get the money sooner.

There is a donations link at his home page here; Keep Turning Left

I just made a donation - very good indeed!

Because he was too proud to ask for himself. He expressed doubts that a funding campaign would work, but I took it upon myself to set it up once he started alluding to KTL being permanently canceled. I'm perfectly fine with people bypassing the Gofundme page and donating to him directly.

My only grumble, is that I can't track your donations that way. All contributions on the Gofundme site will go straight to Dylan.

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All contributions on the Gofundme site will go straight to Dylan.
Really? Doesn't Gofundme take a cut? More than 7% of what you donate? Plus an additional 'fee' for each single contribution?

Please tell me I am wrong.
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Really? Doesn't Gofundme take a cut? More than 7% of what you donate? Plus an additional 'fee' for each single contribution?

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You're not wrong. They take a 5% cut and an additional 2.9% + $0.30 processing fee from each donation.


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Excellent. I'm watching his season 1 play list right now (I think). I find these European small boat sailors very inspirational. They can do so much wiith simple boats with simple systems and have great fun doing it.

I find some of the rich tanned YUPy channels boarder line offensive. Too much excess, too much money, too much boat, too much bragging, just too much.

Good job drawing this channel to our attention
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I just "shot" him some cash via paypal. Hope it helps. Hope everyone helps.
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Dylan's work is the best!!! Been following him 'round Britain and supporting when I can for years...on You Tube, on DVD, on Vimeo. In my view, his videos are more pleasing to watch and more valuable than anything offered on television (cable or on-air), NETFLIX, Hulu, or at the cinema.

If you haven't seen his work, I encourage you to go have a look. If you regularly visit Sailnet or Cruisers' Forum or other sailing websites, I reckon you should like his work. And if you watch and do like it, please consider tapping his tip jar and help him continue his incremental trip (which he has been on for nine years now).

I'm headed over to his site to tap again.

I'm posting on this thread because I want to keep it active and fresh and in front of the assembled crowd here on SN. Thanks for starting the thread.

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