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I've got the boat, and I've got the plan. Help me get S/V BOBBIE ready to go around the world!
I've got the boat, and I've got the plan. Help me get S/V BOBBIE ready to go around the world!
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FULL PROJECT INFO AT www.bobbieroundstheworld.com! the plan. circumnavigating the world by boat: 24,000 miles in 24 months. EXPLORE remote towns in far-away lands. CONNECT with people from various cultures. interact, document, give. CONSERVE energy by utilizing alternatives like wind and solar power. research and promote developing initiatives in sustainability around the world. the route. Below is the planned route for the trip. A more detailed itinerary with specifc ports and mileage markers will be uploaded closer to departure. For now, this is a rough outline for how to move through the world in 24 months while navigating the various oceans at the proper weather windows.

*NOTE: The incentive levels are set up to be cumulative so you get the prize at the level you choose and everything that comes before it (unless otherwise noted). For example, if you pledge $30 you get a sailor hat, a polaroid picture, an origami sailboat, AND your name on the boat. fun, right??

*UPDATE 8/16/09* My good buddies over at NOGOODFORME.COM are cleverly on the promotion train again and we have now added heaps on special NOGOODFORME-themed incentives for your giving. Read the article below and get in on all the fun with these wacky, limited offering prizes! All updated NOGOODFORME.COM offerings are denoted with *NGFM*.

Read it here! Email me with any questions you may have: RICHMOND.EE@gmail.com!

WANNA SUPPORT BUT CAN'T USE AMAZON?? Feel free to send your pledge via PAYPAL with a note about which incentive level you want...i'll take care of the rest. We're gettin' closer, guys!!

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    Get your signature on the boat. See you really are a part of it!

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    I will make you an origami sailboat. Srsly, they're so cute. My hands to your hands, bro.

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    I'll send you a polaroid picture from the trip! It'll be unexpected, it'll be original, it'll be one of a kind. cool!

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    *NGFM*: SEND YOUR CARDBOARD SPIRIT ANIMAL ROUND THE WORLD (+all preceding non-NGFM prizes!)

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    DUDE! You get a sailor hat! A SAILOR HAT! who doesn't look great in a sailor hat?!?!

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    *NGFM*: YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL ROUNDS THE WORLD - Emily will send you weekly updates of how your Animal Friend is doing (+all preceding non-NGFM prizes!)

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    *NGFM*: THROW A BIG GULP AT LAURA JANE'S HEAD, TRINIDAD-STYLE - Emily Richmond will send you an empty Big Gulp cup full of Trinidadian goodies (+ all preceding non-NGFM prizes!)

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    BUDDY SURVIVAL PACK!! Donate $75 or more and now you're getting a 5 pack of ACR survival whistles. Keep one for yourself, give the rest to your friends! POWER IN NUMBERS! (PS. These look seriously great as necklaces. Summer color-pops anyone??)

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    *NGFM*: Your cardboard spirit animal has a shot at love. (+ you get all preceding non-NGFM prizes!)

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    I WILL MAIL YOU A COCONUT.

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    *NGFM*: THE EASTER ISLAND ACID-DIAL (+ all preceding non-NGFM prizes!)

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    *NGFM*: TURN YOUR LOCAL THAI RESTAURANT INTO ACTUAL THAILAND (+ all preceding non-NGFM prizes!)

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    I'll call you from the port of your choice.

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    *NGFM*: BECOME LAURA JANE FAULDS' NEW MUSE.

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    We will record a podcast together over skype, you can ask me anything you want!

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    *NGFM* DAR-WIN IN DARWIN (+ all preceding non-NGFM prizes!)

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    *FOR ORG'S* : Become an official sponsor! Your organization's name, description, and web link will appear on my SPONSORS page.

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    *NGFM* : For $711 plus the price of a plane ticket to Toronto, you can come live at Laura Jane Faulds' apartment for a day, and Emily Richmond will make a video of you throwing a Big Gulp at my head. We'll put it on Youtube, and it'll go viral. Instant fame! Oh yeah and you can also get the Trinidad Goodie Cup too. (+all preceding non-NGFM prizes as well!)

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    *NGFM*: THE BALLAD OF YOU & EMILY RICHMOND (+ all preceding non-NGFM prizes!)

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    I will make you a personalized video touring the location of your choice! You choose the port and i'll show you around via your very own short film!

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    *FOR ORG'S*: I'll live video conference with your organization! Get 2 check-ins per year (4 in all!) where I will host a special video conference to let your members dialogue with me about my trip! (+ you will also be listed as an official sponsor on my site).

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    Are you rich?? Do you like to talk on the phone?? Be the first person to donate $2,500 or more and you will be the first person I call when I CROSS THE EQUATOR!!

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    *FOR ORG'S*: Semi-annual live check-ins PLUS I will come do a wrap-up presentation of my trip IN-PERSON at your organization when I return home (US ONLY). You will also be listed as an official sponsor on my website.)

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    YOU CAN NAME MY DINGHY. It can be your name, it can be a funny name. you choose, i'll go with it.

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    *NGFM* LAURA JANE'S MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR IS COMING TO TAKE YOU AWAY! (+ all other preceding non-NGFM prizes!)

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