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...
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.
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 here....so $5,000 on Kickstarter will actually yield $10,000 in safety gear!
TIMING + WEATHER WINDOWS
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: http://kickstarter.libsyn.com/