The project began with three years six thousand miles sailing expedition through sixteen countries to film a video series that would explore the life skills necessary to have as humanity navigates into an uncertain future. Told from the perspective of young Saelyn, we interviewed hundreds of people about 1) where the world is headed and 2) what skills one would need to prepare for that world. In the series, you’ll find interviews with heads of state at the United Nations University for Peace, Kogi Shamans high in Columbia’s Sierra Madre Mountains, Rasta-men, Musicians, and more. Based on the lessons we learned surviving on the sea, living our sailing dream, Ryan has developed the Skills Program: a life skills sailboat based training program.
Through the Skills project, we will learn to navigate the unique corners of the planet…and ourselves. This active participation curriculum is designed to explore both the character and practical life skills necessary to thrive in any situation you might find yourself in. It is for people that are grateful for the opportunity to experience life’s wonders, move past fear, learn to problem solve, be adaptable, and work in a community so that we thrive. The sailboat is a metaphor for independence, and the vehicle will be the challenges we’ll face together on our voyage of self-discovery.