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Single mama and her 4-year old sail with all-female crew, writing and photographing about environmental stewardship along the way.
Single mama and her 4-year old sail with all-female crew, writing and photographing about environmental stewardship along the way.
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    CABIN BOY/ CABIN GIRL: Receive a special behind-the-scenes photograph emailed from the islands straight to your inbox!

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    SWAB: A handwritten postcard from me and the crew sent from the Virgin Islands!

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    CONNECT A KID TO THEIR WATERY BACKYARD: Sponsor a St. Thomas child living in poverty for an afternoon of kayaking and snorkeling. You’ll receive a personal thank-you from the child you sponsor and a picture of them kayaking straight to your inbox.

    Join us in inspiring kids to lead active lives and to take care of the environment. Provide kids with a day that stirs curiosity and fuels a desire to get outside.

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    DECKHAND: A handwritten postcard from me and the crew sent from the Virgin Islands AND a pack of 6-notecards featuring photos from our journey!

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    TICKET FOR ONE TO BARN PARTY: Saturday, November 14th starting at 6 p.m. Just 25 minutes from downtown Asheville, the barn is in lovely Marshall, NC. BBQ, live music, square dancing & more!

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    FIRST MATE: A comfy Badasery T-shirt AND a postcard sent from the crew during their journey straight to your mailbox. Each shirt is hand printed by using our Badassery logo!

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    MATE: A PDF of the narrative of our journey sent straight to your inbox AND a handwritten postcard from me and the crew sent from the Virgin Islands AND a pack of 6-notecards featuring photos from our journey!

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    TICKET FOR TWO TO BARN PARTY: Saturday, November 14th starting at 6 p.m. Just 25 minutes from downtown Asheville, the barn is in lovely Marshall, NC. BBQ, live music, square dancing & more!

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    SECOND MATE: Receive an invite to our welcome home low country boil (shrimp, corn, sausage and potatoes) in Asheville, NC and hear firsthand about our trip. The lady pirates will dish up the grub with a few island twists and regale you with tales from the high sea. A trip video will be shown AND a PDF of the narrative of our journey sent straight to your inbox.

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    Anne Bonny: Receive a print of Pirate Mama, our logo designed by local Asheville artist Phil Cheney AND a PDF of the narrative of our journey sent straight to your inbox.

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    CREW: A framed 5 x 7 photograph from the journey (your choice from 10 photos), autographed by the crew.

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    MASTER OF LOGISTICS: Receive a print of Pirate Mama, our logo designed by local Asheville artist Phil Cheney AND a framed photograph from the Islands. Handmade local wood frames paired with Meghan Rolfe's award-winning photography make for a timeless masterpiece AND a PDF of the narrative of our journey sent straight to your inbox.

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    GEAR SPONSOR – Want to promote outdoor or sailing –specific gear? The lady pirates will model clothing or gear and model clothing or gear and Tobin will show off kid-specific products. Whether you want us to promote sailing shoes, PFDs, or clothing, we’ll take photos of the crew and Tobin as we sail and on land for your website and catalogue. We’ll also guest blog for your company’s blog or website about your product.

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    PIRATE MAMA: A Phil Cheney original painting of the Pirate Mama logo. Artist's discretion, either a 4 x 3 or 4.5 x.3.5 painting to bring the magic of the islands into your home. Backers at this level will also receive a PDF of the narrative of our journey straight to your inbox.

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    LEAD SPONSOR – SPONSOR A KAYAKING TOUR - We'll wear your company logo on t-shirts or hats while we take children from the Virgin Islands kayaking and photograph the kids holding a banner with your company's logo on it for photographs. We'll give you a shout out in the blog about the day (posted on Blue Ridge Outdoors' website, with over 300,000 readers from Baltimore to Atlanta) recognizing you as sponsoring a day of connecting kids to their watery backyards. We'll also write a blog and send a video and photographs for you to post on your own blog or newsletter. We'll also include you in media releases and articles about the kayaking tour.

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    MAJOR SPONSOR – SPONSOR OUR WATER SAMPLES - We'll put your company logo on our t-shirts or wear your company’s apparel each time we collect water samples. We’ll write a blog (posted on Blue Ridge Outdoors' website, with over 300,000 readers from Baltimore to Atlanta) recognizing you as a sponsor for the water collection samples, along with photos of the crew wearing your logo! We'll also take a video and photographs of the water sampling process for you to post on your company's blog or website. We'll include you in media releases and articles we write about the water sample collection aspect of the project.

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    ENGINEER: When you back at this level, you get to pick what we write about and photograph for a day and you'll be mentioned in the blog post. Pick any topic that interests you about the islands. Ask anything you'd like about our experience sailing. You name it, I'll write it! We'll even give you a shout out in the blog post, thanking you as a muse AND a PDF of the narrative of our journey sent straight to your inbox

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    MASTER GUNNER: Are you an aspiring photographer? Award-winning photographer Meghan Rolfe will spend an hour with you, answering your photography questions, reviewing your portfolio and giving you tips on how to capture that perfect shot AND a PDF of the narrative of our journey sent straight to your inbox.

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    NAVIGATOR: Have you ever wanted to be a travel writer? Back at this level, and Ky Delaney will spend an hour, either providing feedback and direction on your existing work or providing tips on how to pick up your pen and get started. Available to meet in person within one-hour of Asheville or via Skype AND a PDF of the narrative of our journey sent straight to your inbox

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    GRUB FOR YOU AND YOUR MATES: Let us host a low country boil for you and 12 friends at your house. Sit back and relax while we do the cooking, sharing tales of the high seas. Will dish up boils within one hour of Asheville. Host will also receive a PDF of the narrative of our journey sent straight to your inbox.

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