WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT TRAVELING WITH THE WIND ?
Please do not send anything using PayPal at the moment, unless you insist. At this time I’m just setting everything up for my return to my adventures on water. You are free to subscribe on YouTube. Also you can become a Patreon as well, as I will only charge for the videos once the adventure starts again.
FREE WAYS TO SUPPORT
SHARING IS CARING
I really appreciate you for following my adventure. Creating all the content about this adventure including: social media posts, blog articles, designing and maintaining the blog, making the You Tube videos, the documentary films and pretty much anything related to the adventure it’s strictly my self. This is basically my full time job and I’m not doing it for the money or fame, but to share this adventure with like-minded people. You can help me continue this journey for free by sharing all the content and spreading the word in any way you can as often as you can.
ON GOING SUPPORT
You enjoy watching “Traveling With The Wind” and would like to support the content and the videos that I create ? Patreon lets fans support their favorite creators by becoming patrons. Patreon is a platform for creators or artists who create a stream of smaller works like: short films, comics, music, photography, etc.
HOW IT WORKS
1 – Set up an account at Patreon and chose your payment method.
2 – Go to the Earth Explorer page.
3 – Take a look at the rewards.
4 – Set the amount that you would like to give to each newly released episode.
ONE TIME SUPPORT
You can also send me a one time support using PayPal. Just click on the button and you get to pick any amount you would like to support me with. For each donation you will receive a short personal video made just to say Thank You.
All the content created by me and presented here and on YouTube or my social media accounts will always be free to watch. Thank you in advance if you decide to voluntary support my video creations financially. For all your support you also get access to The Treasure Chest, a page updated monthly with goodies just for you.
Follow me on social media and subscribe to my YouTube channel. Your likes, shares, views and comments are just as valuable for me. They help me to convince potential sponsors or partners to provide me with filming gear or equipment for the boat.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH YOUR MONEY ?
Your support is a voluntary payment for all the work that is being put into setting up the website and creating the episodes of “Traveling With The Wind”.
A little part of the money is used for maintaining the website and for the editing programs used. Also they will be used to get the internet access in order to post the video and website content.
When possible and the budget allows me to, I’m also trying to improve the filming equipment. I like creating quality content and better gear will always help me. I lost a lot of good footage because the only camera I had available was my iPhone. That was also my only navigation system, so I was not always able to film. I missed lots of good shots because of this reason.
The most important of all is the boat and the adventure itself. With ought your support I would not be able to do this. While sailing, working on the boat or preparing for a voyage, I can’t do much paid work. For the past three years trying to begin my voyage, and also from my first voyage to Cuba… I learned this the hard way. That is how I ended up having to sell Anastasia and return home. I learned from my mistakes, and sometimes it’s better to be humble and accept all the support given. I would like to thank one more time to all the people that supported me so far, and thank in advance to those that will support me in the future.
THANK YOU, I really apreciate everything you do for me !
THE SUPPORT CREW AND PARTNERS
Rob Van Essen
PAY PAL CREW
Since the beginning of my adventure at times when I needed the most, I had some special people that helped me a lot more than they can imagine. To me that means a lot, and I would like to mention them all in here. Family, friends, people I have met along the way… they all helped and supported me trying to help me make my dream come true. Thank you all one more time for everything. I hope someday I will manage to pay you back in a way or another for everything you did for me.
My family: Andreea M. Zaharcu • Bogdan Zaharcu • Lucretia Popica. My Miami friends: “Nino” Benito Dominguez • Ricardo Davalos • Carlos • Felipe • Liz Meyer • Clayton and Iryna • Saroof Mansoor • Kostya and Elena • George • Juan Segovia • Nicole Pindelea • Luciano Alexander • Viktoria Szilagy • Lesley Ramsubir • Nora Nagy • Carmen Torres • Adolfo Martinez. My friends from Romania: Madalin Butiurca • Ionut Turda • Viorel Biscu • Ciprian Cristea. The former owner of my very first sailboat: Francis Robitaille. My followers and Facebook friends: Martine Legault • Peter Loui • Alessandro Huber • David Hoffman. My amazing friends from the Gaviota Marina in Varadero and Cabo San Antonio: Francesco • Martin • Abel • Wuilian • Carlos • Yuniel • Maria • Antonio • ( to be completed ). All the people from the Galleon Marina in Key West. The amazing Canadian friends I have met in Cuba: JoAnne and Keith • Jacqui and Jim ( and the Puma cat) • Viktor and his crew Max and Sheila. To all the cargo, cruise ships, sailing vessels and Coast Guard crew that always helped me relay messages to my family over the radio: S/V Freedom • M/V Angol • M/V Atlantic Manzanillo • M/V Carnival Magic • M/V Caribe Mariner • U.S. Coast Guard District 7 – Miami.
In case I forgot to add you on this list please let me know and remind me as this are all memories from the past three years or more. I have a good memory most of the time, but I apologize in advance if sometimes it does let me down.