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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!
» Video roll call
» Early-bird FTB YouTube videos
» Hi-res images
All BOSUN benefits plus...
» Monthly prize draw
» FTB Merch Discounts
All HELMSMAN benefits plus...
» FTB dog tags
» Each tag uniquely numbered
All FIRST MATE benefits plus...
» VIP Mates-only videos
» VIP Premium content access
All QUARTERMASTER benefits +
» FTB Mug
» One-off design or from our shop
All CAPTAIN benefits plus...
» Exclusive FTBMates t-shirt
» A personal video
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.
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
Permanent discounts in our shop, exclusive designs not available to the public
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
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)
FTBMates dog tags with the FTB logo on the front and a unique FTBMate number on the back
A unique FTBMates t-shirt not available in our shop
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