Sailing Sine Metu
$20 raised
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6 Years running
The dream is taking shape! A two year, singlehanded voyage of the Pacific aboard a 24' sailboat; from California to New Zealand and back again via Australia, Asia, Alaska and the Pacific Northwest; writing as I go.

In the spirit of Joshua Slocum and..
Someday is today!

The dream is taking shape, a two year singlehanded voyage of the Pacific. In the spirit of Joshua Slocum and Henry David Thoreau, two of my childhood heroes, I am rebuilding a 1963 Columbia 24 sailboat with which I plan to pause, unplug and witness life as I slow dance with the sea.

The name of the sailboat is Sine Metu ~ Latin for Without Fear.

You can learn more about the sailboat, the voyage and me at

But, I can use help! To defray the costs of this voyage – tentatively set for November, 2013 (when the boat turns 50) – and to address issues not known to Thoreau (more government fees, visas, taxes), and to help defray the costs of the basics (like water, cooking fuel, basic foods), and for much needed, sometimes even government-mandated, safety equipment (like a life raft, radio license, EPIRB, and so on). I estimate that I will need, to live modestly, between $500 and $750 per month.

Embracing our world's shared community and opening myself and my dream to the Internet I make this modest plea, "Help if you can, these simple dreams: To place a bookmark in the footnotes of our lifetime that a lone person can still live an adventure; that some still move to a different drummer and seek that which can only be found by climbing a mountain or sailing over the horizon; and, for some like me, to finally live and not merely exist."

The goal of this Fundraising Campaign is to raise $500 per month to help cover the costs that this endeavor will sustain over the next two (possibly five) years of (global?) singlehanded sailing, personal reflection and validation that a lifetime dream is still within reach of everyone willing to say, "Someday is today."
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