Sailing Buddies

The Sailing Buddies are those special people willing to donate to our cruising fund. Members are responsible for helping to keep us afloat so that we may write blogs and record videos during our lengthy time at sea.    

Though we plan on working as often as we can along the way, there will be countries that do not allow this. Contributions from Sailing Buddies allow us to pay for food, maintenance, and fees while we are traveling in these countries.

Joining the sailing buddies also brings you closer to the action! When we are sailing, the lack of wifi will cause a significant delay between writing and posting. There will be a new post every morning at 9am EST, but some posts will have been written prior to the actual posting date.  Posts will be scheduled far out in advance before we leave each destination to make up for the travel time between ports when we will not have internet access.  Our website will therefore show you where we have been, but not our current location.    

When you join the Sailing Buddies, however, you will be granted access to the locked part of the website where you can see a live map of where we are at each moment.  Higher ranks will even give you the ability to correspond with Wisdom directly from anywhere in the world! This gives you the opportunity to ask us questions and suggest new places for us to visit.   

The password to the locked part of the website will reset each month. When a password resets, we will inform those in the higher ranks what the new password is. 

You will receive your new password instantly when you complete the donation through Squarespace or Patreon, even if we do not currently have access to wifi. Once you have gained the password, you will have full access to the locked portion of the website for the allotted time that your rank allows! (Scroll down below rank descriptions for important information about becoming a Sailing Buddy.)

The different ranks are as follows:

Buy me a drink!

For $7 you get the password to the locked part of the site until the password is reset. The password resets monthly, but you don't know what day it will occur. It is a bit of a gamble since the password could reset tomorrow! That $7 goes directly towards buying us dinner ashore and we thank you very much for our meal! 

  • You can view the live tracking map.
  • Your name will appear under Buy Me A Drink!

Sailing Buddy

For $10, you get access to the locked part of the site for a full month. If the password resets within your month, you will receive the new password to complete that month of access. With this, you will have access to the live tracking map where you can watch as we voyage the ocean for an entire month! 

  • You get access to the locked part of the website for 1 month. 
  • You can view the live tracking map.
  • Your name will appear under Sailing Buddy.

Skipper

For $125, you get access to the locked part of the site for 3 months! We will send you the new password for 3 months, each time it resets. Your very generous donation will help us sail further, especially in countries where we are not allowed to work. Your donation will go directly into the cruising fund which will feed us and keep us going while we work to bring you new and exciting stories.

  • You get access to the locked part of the website for 3 months.
  • You can view the live tracking map.
  • Your name will appear under Skipper.

Captain

For $250, you get access to the locked part of the site for 6 months! Each time the password resets, we will email you the new one so that you won't miss a thing as we venture off over the horizon. You will also get to correspond with us while we are out at sea and sailing the ocean! Your very generous donation will help cover the costs of our monthly expenses which will let us spend more time sailing and working to bring you stories instead of attempting to find odd jobs as we cruise.

  • You get access to the locked part of the website for 6 months.
  • You can view the live tracking map.
  • You can message us on Wisdom while we are sailing and cruising.
  • Your name will appear under Captain.

Admiral

For $500, you get almost everything! You will gain access to the locked part of the website for a full year which will let you track us as we voyage all over the place! You will also get to message us while we are sailing, and you will get a post card from us from each country we visit. That's right, each time we make landfall in a new country we will send you a cool postcard! This is a great way to see different stamps of the world as they arrive in your mailbox.

  • You get access to the locked part of the website for 12 months.
  • You can view the live tracking map.
  • You can message us on Wisdom while we are sailing and cruising
  • You will receive a postcard from each country we visit.
  • Your name will appear under Admiral.

Morty's Best Friend

For $1,000, you get it all; even Morty's friendship! You will get everything that all the other ranks get, plus the ability to come spend a day on Wisdom in any port that we are visiting. Your password will never expire and you will get it all!

  • You get access to the locked part of the website forever!
  • You can view the live tracking map forever!
  • You can message us on Wisdom while we are sailing and cruising forever!
  • You will receive a postcard from each country we visit.
  • You can come spend a day on Wisdom in any port that we are visiting.
  • Your name will appear under Morty's Best Friend.

When joining the Sailing Buddies, you will be asked for your name, email address, and for (Admiral and Morty's Best Friend) your mailing address. Please don't feel obligated to provide us this information, it is completely optional. The reason we ask for this information is:

  • We need your name to properly thank you by placing your name in its appropriate rank.
  • We need your email to send you the new password when the password resets.
  • We need your mailing address to send you your postcards as we venture out and explore new lands.

Another way to help us out is to support us on Patreon where you can join the ranks of the Sailing Buddies by pledging a certain amount per month. If you subscribe through Patreon, the password will appear as a post visible only to those who have a rank of Skipper or higher. Your name will also be listed with all the other sailing buddies at the bottom of the webpages.

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