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Use the login on the right or select one of the options below to register or upgrade. If you're new and are not convinced, scroll down to the benefits of becoming an FTBMate. There's loads on offer!

We have been blogging about sailing since 2002 and have uploaded over 300 videos to YouTube. Almost everything we do we do for free, but sometimes people like to show their appreciation for our hard work. FTBMates is our way of saying 'thank you' for your support.

Peace and fair winds!

BOSUN

» Video roll call
» Early-bird FTB YouTube videos
» Hi-res images
» Q&A
» $5

HELMSMAN

All BOSUN benefits plus...

» Monthly prize draw
» FTB Merch Discounts
» $10

FIRST MATE

All HELMSMAN benefits plus...

» FTB dog tags
» Each tag uniquely numbered
» $15

QUARTERMASTER

All FIRST MATE benefits plus...

» VIP Mates-only videos
» VIP Premium content access
» $25

CAPTAIN

All QUARTERMASTER benefits +

» FTB Mug
» One-off design or from our shop
» $50

COMMODORE

All CAPTAIN benefits plus...

» Exclusive FTBMates t-shirt
» A personal video
» $100

PATREON

We're still on Patreon! If you would prefer to become an FTBMate through Patreon then we welcome you aboard. The tiers on Patreon are the same as FTBMates so when you join us on Patreon you get access to the same FTBMates benefits.

RUM FUND

If you can't be doing with subscriptions or rewards but would like to make a one-off donation then you may do so through our Rum Fund. Click here to go to PayPal and make a donation to liz@followtheboat.com with your credit/debit card or with your PayPal account.

MONTHLY PRIZE DRAW

Monthly prize draw in which we give away FTBMerch to our supporters. There’ll be some one-off designs not available to the public

FTBMERCH

Permanent discounts in our shop, exclusive designs not available to the public

PREMIUM CONTENT

Full-featured articles on sailing-related topics, including technical how-tos

VIP MATES-ONLY VIDEOS

Supporter-only videos not available to the public

MATE-DRIVEN LIVE BCASTS

When we do live broadcasts we ask our FTBMates to come up with the content and structure

HIGH-RES IMAGE DOWNLOAD

These make great desktop wallpapers and they’re large enough to print out as posters! Uploaded to Dropbox and Google Drive

Q&As

A forum dedicated to Q&As. We struggle to keep up with emails and social media but we answer every question here, from the technical to the personal

EARLY BIRD EPISODES

All our supporters get advance viewings of our YouTube episodes a full week before the public

VIDEO ROLL CALL

Get your name in lights! Every weekly episode we run a roll-call of all our supporters (unless you wish to remain anonymous)

DOG TAGS

FTBMates dog tags with the FTB logo on the front and a unique FTBMate number on the back

FTBMATES T-SHIRT

A unique FTBMates t-shirt not available in our shop

NO COMMITMENT

Subscriptions are monthly, one-off or recurring. You may join or leave FTBMates any time