Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 19, 2010.


Help me get the gear needed to keep me safe round-the-world!

A little over 8 months ago I launched a project where together we raised the $8,000 I needed to Kickstart my 2-year voyage around the world.

When the project closed, my boat, BOBBIE, was hauled from the water to a shipyard where friends and I labored for weeks to ready her for her great adventure. . . .

In January, she was christened, packed with provisions and then shoved out onto the wild blue road...
Since departure I've sailed over 1,500 miles, watched humpbacks broaching off my bow, slept in a bed of squid, and spent many a night staring dreamily at the vast black sky...
At the moment, Bobbie and I are in southern Mexico in a town called La Cruz de Huanacaxtle getting the last bits of gear aboard before we head offshore for the remote island nations of the South Pacific.
This round of funding is 100% dedicated to acquiring some essential safety gear: an offshore liferaft, a satellite phone and minutes, a medical kit, and a small assortment of storm sails and drogue for heaving-to in heavy weather.
CHALLENGE GRANT: Double your money, man.
These pieces of gear are so expensive the thought of raising money to cover the costs had previously seemed incredibly daunting until a few weeks ago when a terrific company called BrightBuilt Barn stepped in and offered to lend a hand. BrightBuilt Barn is willing to put up $5,000 if we can successfully meet my goal on $5,000 on Kickstarter will actually yield $10,000 in safety gear!

There's a bit of time pressure on this campaign as I only have until mid-April to raise the money in order for me to receive the gear before I head offshore for French Polynesia.
For more info on the trip:
Listen to the Kickstarter podcast I did with Yancey here:


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    Out with the old, in with the new: I'm sending bits of my old sail back to you guys! Get your own sliver of the salt-sprayed sail that carried me down the dreamy Pacific Ocean...

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    An original Polaroid from the trip! This round will be taken on the brand new (and soon to be released!) issue of black and white film from The Impossible Project (+ the above).

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    Huckleberry Finn inspired button/sticker pack (+ the above).

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    YOUR OWN COUSTEAU CAP. (and all the rest!)

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    You get one of the actual charts from the voyage. These are super, super cool poster sized blow ups of the various stretches of water I'm traveling though. Complete with course plottings and coffee stains. (+ all ze above)

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