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The Plan To Get Me Sailing

By Get Mike Sailing → Sunday, 2 December 2018
The Plan…


First..

Find a sponsor to make this plan happen and then...



  1. Do an intensive sailing course
  2. Buy a sail yacht which will have to be one from the 90’s
  3. Look for others to join me
  4. Plan a funding sauce to keep us going
  5. Sail away to the distance shores
  6. Research plastics in our seas
  7. Help others to do what we are doing.
  8. Youtube it on a weekly basis to keep everyone updated
  9. Do work when we can to pay our way.

The Rough Guide To Costs.



Cost of the boat I would think, looking at what is available is an 1990’s 36 footer at 50k


Then to upgrade her a little and make more safety features I think about 10k


To keep us going or as a backup I think about 30k


While we are on the go we will have cost like, insurance, food, water, visas, entry fees, repairs, video tech,


So we are looking at about 90k to get going and then try to raise money to pay it back and help others.

I have 10k saved so as you can see I got of work to do!!



About me.


For many years I have always wanted to sail around the world in a small boat but was never in a position to earn that sort of money, After losing my brother two years ago after a long illness I realize that life is too short and that I need to make things happen, so i paid off all my bills and started to save, now that I have no debts and little outgoings I have been saving for the last two years to try and make it happen, I don't earn much but have saved 10k so far so that's good but at this rate it will be many years before I get to where I need to be.


I want to spend about 50k on the yacht and about 30k to pay for expenses along the way, but I also want to work while I sail as to keep going as long as I can.


I wish to offer others to join me on this journey that are in the same position as me and that's poor but have a big dream. So it will help many others. Also I wish to document this on youtube every week as we go as to show everyone how we are getting on.


If I were rich I would help others as I feel I need very little to be happy and that health and happiness is more important than money.


Maybe someone has a yacht they do not use and could lend it to me for 5 years or so, but me putting my message out there might just find that one person who can change my life and others to.


The plan is to travel to many places and also do research on plastic in our seas, the more remote the places are the better we can monitor the plastics.


I am a decent, Honest hardworking and reliable gentleman who has a GSOH and will help anyone when I can, and I am sure when someone helps me I will one day pay it back by helping many others, I have worked all my life and have many skills to my bow. I just need that break to get things going.


Any help is much appreciated and you will be part of this dream of mine!


Regards


Mike  


Sponsor HERE      https://paypal.me/getmikesailing








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Update Nov 2018, Still looking at the dream.

By Get Mike Sailing → Thursday, 1 November 2018
I have had a few days off and so went looking at marinas and at some lovely yachts which are out of my range at the moment.






I will continue to work and dream at it and the day will come!!


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Plastics In Our Seas, We Must Stop It !

By Get Mike Sailing → Sunday, 10 June 2018


We Need To Stop The Plastics In Our Seas !





We all know about the Plastics in our oceans that is on the news lately, it is a disgrace that humans are doing this to our seas and oceans and to our sea creatures, I hope that when I do get sailing I will be able to do some more research in the parts of the world that I'll be traveling in to make a difference, we cannot go on letting Plastics into our seas and oceans and the more that's reported from all parts of the world I'm sure something will be done about it.

if there are any organisations out there that could help me to help them and please get in contact with me and I'll be more than happy to help when I get going. I will be writing to organisations and groups about offering my services when I do get going so that they will have another contact with the sea directly and feedback coming back real time.

everyone can make a difference to this problem we have with plastics and all us sailors can report back to the nation on the situation that is flooding the seas with these awful plastics,

If I could save one sea creature from being wrapped up in plastic then I would have done my bit but I hope the save many other ocean creatures from what man has made and dumped in their home !!



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My Day Out At Hull Marina June 2018

By Get Mike Sailing → Saturday, 9 June 2018
Hello Everyone.



Well today I had a trip up to hull marina to get more information from the boat owners there, I met a really nice guy called Kevin who bought a Nicholson 35 1971 and was doing it up, he gave me a tour and telling me his plans of doing the yacht up, it was very helpful information he gave me and yet again I learnt more which is what I am doing at the moment... thats learning what I can from anyone.  Every time I see a yacht I just want to get one and sail away!!




My plan is still on track and its at the gathering info stage.

I am following the Matt as he starts his venture he is at  http://www.gudgeonblog.ca/



Some Questions For People Sailing Around The World Now.

By Get Mike Sailing → Thursday, 24 May 2018
Some Questions ?....



How can I get income to keep me going around the world? I have a few ideas so far can you add to them?



  1. Sell goods small items that sailors will need
  2. Patroons
  3. AdWords on blog and youtube
  4. Work on boats repairs etc
  5. Local farm and bar work or any work, stay for s week or so at each place.
  6. Ask for free food
  7. Teaching english to locals
  8. Have mates  got any ideas?
  9. Write to sponsors
  10. Charter my boat out
  11. Websites design as I done loads of them.
  12. Blog writer for me and others
  13. Get followers to fly over and spend time on the boat for a small fee


I think I would need about £600 as a minimum a month as the Yacht will have been bought for cash for about £20k when I get there.

If you have any ideas please let me know, I am more than happy to do everything myself to raise the money and do all the work.

Thank You.
Mike x

Video From My Visit.

By Get Mike Sailing → Monday, 21 May 2018
My Day Out.




Well on my visit to the marina I had loads of time to wonder around and look at the yachts that were there so I took this video to remind me of where I want to be as soon as possible I wish to have my own yacht and go sailing around the world it's a dream at the moment but dreams can only come true when you do have a dream!


I met some lovely guys who were working on their yachts and they gave me more advice on what to do and also I went to the sales yard and looked at around at about 40 yachts many out of my price range but again it can be a dream one day, there were so many to choose from but it was good to have an idea on what I will be able to afford and what is out of my range.


I can see one day That sailing is going to be my life day and night and my lifestyle and I really hope it will be it's been a dream for many years and now I'm trying to make this dream come true for the next 20 years or more.

Until the day comes when I am on a yacht I got a lot of learning to do and many videos to watch! There are so many people to follow on YouTube that are living the dream and this is giving me inspiration to give my life that Dream so thank you guys to all who are putting out these videos of you around the world on a little budget and with little experience but by the end of it it looks like you are propper qualified sailor's.





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I Had A Day Out Looking For My Dream

By Get Mike Sailing →
I went to two marinas on Saturday to look around and find some inspiration for my dream to get mike sailing, had a great day and had a chat to guys who where working on their boats.. lucky lads.







Details About My Plans To Sail Around The World.

By Get Mike Sailing → Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Mikes Plans for a Sailing trip around the world, hopefully for many years.



For 30 years I have dreamed of this but felt it was beyond my dreams but after looking at others doing it and on a low budget I feel it's time for me to plan my trip. With a lot of work and saving up added hopefully with donations I will be able to do this soon.
I have a few options open to me like joining a yacht as crew or buying my own cheap boat, do a boat share and the other party can come on the adventure, my choice is to have my own boat and have someone come and join me paying like £15 a day towards cost.

So, if I join a boat crew and can do that very soon, If I buy a boat I can do that in 6 months or so. But I will have little to live on while a way but will have a plan or two.

Sharing a boat is ok but a last option.

Any other plans you can think of please let me know.

I am 54, fit and healthy, no ties or commitments so can work on my goal to get sailing the world.
Preferred option is buy my own 80s yacht at least i will have a home!

When the yacht is bought it's about earning while you are sailing and here is a list of what I can do and if you know any other plans please let me know it will be much appreciated.

Stop at destinations to work locally to earn enough to sail for another month.

Raise money via Patreon site

Raise money via GoFundMe

Do online work while sailing

Take on holiday makers and followers for a fee

Have you any ideas ?

I am not sure how much i will need per month but I will need to cover cost like….

Some fuel
Basic food
Repairs
Docking fees when needed
Internet data
Licence fees and entry cost
Insurance
I might be around £800 a month but just want to cover cost if its lower that would be grand.
Here are a few links of mine that are up but not fully made..


Instagram https://www.instagram.com/getmikesailing/


Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Get-Mike-Sailing-2080971928853059/


YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEv3AfHqSvYzimPa5D3gnBg


Patreon https://www.patreon.com/getmikesailing


GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/get-mike-sailing


Website http://www.getmikesailing.com/


Thank you all so much xx















First Video About My Plans To Sail

By Get Mike Sailing → Sunday, 13 May 2018

My First Video About My Plans