This project is for obtaining a modest vessel and some funds for its
maintenance to be used while gathering data for producing travelogues and
documentaries of remote and lesser known locations around the world so that the
travelling public will be informed of alternatives to their more usual
destinations. Increased tourism is one way to raise the GDP of these
spots that are off the beaten path and these promotions are one way to
In order to produce travelogues and documentaries about lesser known, or
unknown, destinations and their inhabitansts, if any, some means of accessing
those locations is needed. Using a typical monohull involves one of two
methods: anchoring off the location and ferrying people and equipment onshore
with a dinghy, which involves multiple trips and subjects the equipment to
possible damage from transport, salt spray, etc or tying up in a harbor and
hiring local transport to ferry people and equipment to the destination with
the same risks plus adding a number of extra people at the destination
which contributes greatly to the difficulty of producing a quality presentation.
A trimaran, with its very shallow draft, can usually be beached at its desired
destination and the equipment can be offloaded with no exposure to either
transport or salt spray damage. This can save considerable expense over other
methods of access.
All donations of at least US$2.00 will receive a certificate acknowledging active participation in the Trimaran project and the heartfelt appreciation of the pricipals.
Donations of US$20 will receive a Trimaran Project pen
Donations totalling US$50 or more qualify the donor to receive a T shirt with the project logo in donor's choice of US standard size of S, M, L or XL.
Donations of US$2000 or more will entitle the donor to sail as crew around Cape Horn during the data gathering on Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Departure port and time to be determined.
Also, all donors will be added to the project mailing list and will receive periodic reports of the progress of the project and, after that, the progress of the data gathering which may include but is not limited to photos, videos and blog entries. All donors will have their names added to the credits of the documentary.