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I plan to restore a 50 year old wooden folkboat and sail plastic-free around the world, while taking you on that journey with me.
I am restoring a 56 year old wooden folkboat and sail plastic-free around the world, while taking you on that journey with me.I'd be proud if you follow me on the journey with Patreon where I am giving the most recent updates.
I am restoring a 56 year old wooden folkboat and sail plastic-free around the world, while taking you on that journey with me.I'd be proud if you follow me on the journey with Patreon where I am giving the most recent updates.
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Raising the awareness for sustainable living

In 2012 I took the decision to go for my childhood dream of sailing the world before the year 2021. At that time I had no idea how to ever do that. I wasn’t able to sail, I thought all boats cost 250.000,- upwards and I was afraid when I couldn't see land or was alone in the dark. 
Still I gave my unconscious mind a very clear task.  

Sailing the world before I'm forty and somehow that thought stuck around all that time. In the rearview, a lot of the decisions I have taken since then make sense now. I went alone to Sahara, passed my sailing license, went on regattas, lived in a camper for 8 months, built up my coaching business, left my corporate job, built up a Lodge in Zanzibar, minimized my possessions...

Most of these gave me either a great deal of personal freedom, the experiences I needed or both. 

By now I am just missing roughly 3.000,- to achieve that goal of restoring a historic wooden boat. Unfortunately I lost my Lodge in Zanzibar due to fraud and greed. This took me a bit off the financial planning for this and the next year... On the other hand did it give me the opportunity to plan even more freely than before. 

Since I never planned to just go sailing on my own, but turn it into an experience that I wanted to share with others, that I want to share with you, I came up with the idea to sell some of my ideas for next year upfront to kickstart the project in 2018, to be ready for you in 2019. 

Therefore I need your help and your trust! 

I am going for a nordic folkboat, because it is one of the smallest boat categories that can make it across the Atlantic ocean. It is the most popular boat class and it has been around forever (75 year). That leaves me with a good price range to be affordable. 

Furthermore is it small enough to be maneuvered completely without an engine. The construction is simple enough, wooden planks, tiller steering, simple rigging, to be maintained and repaired by myself while traveling. I am planning to go without a build-in-engine since it is my goal to travel the world without using (plastic) or burning (petrol) any fossil carbon. 

I am not looking for the best comfort, but for the greatest experience. Which I am going to share with you. 

I created this project with a pledge of 3.000,- but have plenty of room to improve. If I make this minimum amount I can finish all needed projects. Everything above will also be invested in the project and will go into further improvement of the boat, water desalination, solar power, better anker, new rigging. That leaves me hoping for a multiple of the original amount asked for. 

You have the possibility to join me on parts of the voyage or you can follow me on my blog & podcast: simplicity of happiness or through Patreon

While traveling I have a mission to work on. I want to help people to: 

LIVE THE LIFE THEY LOVE.

I believe that each one of us has a deep rooted desire to live life in a way that feels good and won't hurt or harm anyone else. 

True love is always sustainable. Therefore I believe that raising the awareness for an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle as well as a life worth living belongs together. I signed, respect and live the pledge of the United Nations Clean Seas Organisation with their Slogan: turn the tide on plastic!

If you want and are willing to help me to realize the: "LIVE THE LIFE YOU LOVE - world tour"! 

Thank you for making this possible, Floh

P.s.: My biggest inspiration for working on a wooden boat is Leo Goolden. By the way, the foto I used at first on the front picture was his folkboat Lorema, taken during his Atlantic crossing. At the moment he is restauring a historic yacht, Tally Ho in Washington State. 

He does a great documentary about it and you can support him on Patreon if you like. Definitely check him out on Youtube.

http://sampsonboat.co.uk
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCg-_lYeV8hBnDSay7nmphUA

Risks and challenges

Things can always break on a wooden boat and a lot of things will have to be repaired on the go. The good thing about wood is, that it will last forever as long as you keep repairing everything that breaks.
So I might face some challenges on the go and have some delays, but I guess that is life. It is not about how often you trip, it is about getting up one more time than you trip.
I am planning the year 2019 in the Mediterranean, staying most of the time in coastal areas to know the boat inside out. Everything that could break, I will have repaired and double-checked by the year 2020. I will know how to handle that boat in every circumstance.
Safety first!
Then enjoy the adventure!

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    coaching: live the life you love

    This will be an online video call coaching. I am aiming to get you in contact with your unconscious mind to unlock the internal barriers you might have that get in between you and your dreams.

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    Together we will pick a date in 2019 and a place somewhere in the Mediterranean for an unforgettable day (24h, 1 night) for two on a historic wooden sailing yacht.

    Besides sailing on a beautiful boat in a wonderful landscape, enjoying Mediterranean summer and having tons of fun, you can get free hypnosis & coaching sessions on top: hypno-sailing ;-)

    I am going to offer sailing packages in the future that will be part of my adventure coaching series.

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    Besides sailing on a beautiful boat in a wonderful landscape, enjoying Mediterranean summer and having tons of fun, you can get free hypnosis & coaching sessions on top: hypno-sailing ;-)

    I am going to offer sailing packages in the future that will be part of my adventure coaching series.

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    I am going to offer sailing packages in the future that will be part of my adventure coaching series.

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    Together we will pick a date in 2019 and a place somewhere in the Mediterranean for an unforgettable weekend (Friday - Sunday) for two on a historic wooden sailing yacht.
    Beside sailing on a beautiful boat in an wonderful landscape, enjoying Mediterranean summer and having tons of fun, you can get free hypnosis & coaching sessions on top: hypno-sailing ;-)

    I am going to offer sailing packages in the future that will be part of my adventure coaching series.

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    1 weekend on the boat

    Together we will pick a date in 2019 and a place somewhere in the Mediterranean for an unforgettable weekend (Friday - Sunday) for two on a historic wooden sailing yacht.
    Beside sailing on a beautiful boat in an wonderful landscape, enjoying Mediterranean summer and having tons of fun, you can get free hypnosis & coaching sessions on top: hypno-sailing ;-)

    I am going to offer sailing packages in the future that will be part of my adventure coaching series.

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    Beside sailing on a beautiful boat in an wonderful landscape, enjoying Mediterranean summer and having tons of fun, you can get free hypnosis & coaching sessions on top: hypno-sailing ;-)

    I am going to offer sailing packages in the future that will be part of my adventure coaching series.

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    Beside sailing on a beautiful boat in an wonderful landscape, enjoying Mediterranean summer and having tons of fun, you can get free hypnosis & coaching sessions on top: hypno-sailing ;-)

    I am going to offer sailing packages in the future that will be part of my adventure coaching series.

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    bluewater - an adventurous voyage

    We go to Madeira or the Canary Islands together, depending on the wind.
    Going on this cruise in a historic wooden boat will be an adventure and an experience of a lifetime.

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