As a 20 year old, I left college for a semester to go sailing. I’d never done much sailing before, and what sailing I had done was on lakes. For 8 months I lived aboard a 25′ sailboat and sailed alone from Alabama to Key West, Florida.
When I returned to college that Fall, I made myself a promise.
If I turned 28 and wasn’t married with kids and a house and all that, then I would go sailing again.
This time, around the world.
20-year old me would have bet on the whole wife and kids thing. But I’ll turn 28 this month, and again I’m living on a sailboat. I hope to begin my trip around the world next year.
And while I’ll likely make the trip alone, I’m hoping you’ll be a part of the adventure. In much the same way that you’d pay for a fancy lunch or a movie or a magazine or a book, I’m hoping that you’ll sponsor a mile of my trip.
In return, I’ll do my best to entertain, educate & inspire you through words, photos & videos over the next 2-3 years. I’ll share with you the ups, downs, hows & whys of the trip as I go.
By sponsoring 1 mile of the trip, you’ll get access to updates, photos & videos along the way. Also, your name (or your kids’ or company’s name) will be added to a “Sponsors and Supporters” page.
*** If you sponsor one of the first 250 miles, I’ll send you a postcard from the other side of the world! ***
*Update* I’ve had several people ask me about sponsoring more than 1 mile. That makes my heart smile. If you’re interested in sponsoring more than a mile, visit this link & enter the amount you’d like to donate. I promise I’ll figure out a way to earn it, but if you have something special in mind (you want me to take you sailing, you want me to send your kids a personalized video, you want a trinket from the South Pacific, etc.) let me know! Thanks!!
If you, your company, organization or school is interested in discussing other forms of sponsorship, please send an email to email@example.com. I’m very interested in creating an educational program as a part of the trip, and hope to have a presence in schools nationwide. If you or someone you know could help make this a reality, please send me an email. Thanks!