A community for sailors and sea lovers.
Why do we want to create such a community?
We have a dream, that someday we could be free by living at the sea. Sailing without worries about the place and time.
Very soon after we me, we discovered that we had a similar dream of freedom and independence. We planned to purchase a sailing dinghy or a small sailboat, and the idea was to later on getting a larger sailing vessel to be located off the west coast of Finland. From there, we could sail to our favorite places in Åland, in the Finnish archipelago and on the Baltic sea.
In the spring of 2020, we ended up browsing boats for sale ads and we found an old 20-foot sailboat. Already, on the same day we went to see the boat and the next day we had arranged a small test sail with the then owner of the boat. The boat was located relatively close to our home in Lake Näsijärvi. Two days later we were the owners of that little Tilda boat. Anton had experience in sailing and boat handling since his childhood and for Riikka sailing was a whole new thing. Anton initially had the idea of acquiring a small dinghy that would allow Anton to teach Riikka how to handle a boat and start to learn sailing. However, we didn't end up with the dinghy, but instead a fixed-keel one – training could begin. Exciting!
We have a goal to find a suitable sailboat for the summer of 2023, located on the west coast sailing away from Åland or possibly even Åland.
As many, we started sharing our story and our dreams on Instagram (@bikinileaks) and to get to know other sailors around the world and live some of the experiences through their content. Many stories have been stunning and inspiring to follow and IG provides a good platform for sharing and finding places and people of interest, but as a general type of sharing platform it lacks features for sailing or on a broader sense travel specific sharing of experiences and content. So we came up with the idea to create something just for sailors and people who are determined to make their dreams come true with this lifestyle.
Our community will provide a place to find like-minded people, make appointments, follow journeys, arrange events and above all, inspire and inspire people to live their life to the fullest. Instagram, Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, Patreon and many others will be "the services to use" for sharing and streaming content, but on a more personal and community level we hope to make this a nice community for combining content and features that are espeially useful for sailors.
We are currently a few steps before the start line and would really love to hear your thoughts on what you would like to have in this type of community. Be aware that the content and features are not ready – you may freely use them (such as posting on the community blog, creating a profile and chatting or messaging other users). Bikinileaks.com is fully secure and your contact information will never be passed to third parties.
Share your story and join in creating the world's largest, most inspiring and sea-loving sailing community!
Sincerely Anton and Riikka / Bikinileaks