Everything You Always Wanted To Know
Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom
This is the definitive guide on Chase The Story for 2023.
Until they stopped uploading to YouTube, I watched a ton of their videos!
(Yes, I really was *that* obsessed with Tasha’s cruising adventures 😃)
If you wanted to know:
➜ How Chase The Story afforded their boat
➜ How they make their money today
➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades
➜ Why they got a divorce and if they’ll return to YouTube
➜ How you can start crossing oceans
Then you’ve definitely come to the right place.
Before we start, a quick introduction from me…
The Cruising Freedom Author
Ahoy, Matey! I’m Joshua from Australia.
I’ve built the perfect business to sail the world.
A business model which can allow me to:
➜ Own a catamaran debt-free
➜ Go for weeks without WIFI
➜ Create semi-passive income
➜ Inspire others to dream big
But more on that later… 🙂
Chase The Story FAQs (April 2023)
S/V Cheeky Monkey
Captain Tasha Hacker (age 39 now)
Ryan Hacker (age 40 now)
They had a divorce in early 2018 while in French Polynesia, sold their boat and returned to normal lives.
I’m not sure why they separated as they seemed quite happy and didn’t really have kids or financial issues.
Chase The Story owned a 2015 Fountaine-Pajot Helia 44
No one knows what happened to Tasha. If you have more information, please let me know.
This was her last video:
Trouble in paradise?
They sailed through the South Pacific.
Both worked for years in corporate and got a boat loan to purchase their catamaran.
Chase The Story has a net worth of $720,000.
This is based on their boat’s valuation, personal savings and own investments. They also had a small business while cruising and creating videos.
Before selling the boat and leaving YouTube, they made money through Patreon and referral links to Amazon.
I recall seen them featured with:
Were they on any other channels? If you did see Tasha somewhere else, please let me know. 🙂
The biggest moment was the divorce and her going ocean racing. Otherwise, she had quite the journey!
I’m not sure what plans she has, given that she hasn’t bee on YouTube or social media for a few years now.
What can we learn?
➜ Cruising divorces do happen
➜ Be willing to take the risks
➜ Don’t sweat the small stuff
➜ Work harder every single day
And of course, find a partner you absolutely click with!
Sadly, according to Tasha: “Turf to Surf is a blog that started with a couple sailing around the world, and ended in divorce.”
I think this was written when she was in the depths of the divorce. Today I imagine she is so much happier, and look forward to seeing her return to sailing!
Create Your Own Cruising Freedom
Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…
Before they left YouTube, I was inspired a lot by Chase The Story…
Some say I’m obsessed, but sailing the world is my childhood dream.
Tasha was living the dream, but that dream isn’t actually that far away.
I mentioned earlier about discovering the #1 cruising business model.
With this exciting opportunity, I’ll be able to:
➜ Generate a sustainable full-time income through learning basic skills
➜ Fund the purchase of my first sailing catamaran without any loans
➜ Do it without selling to friends and family (I found a better solution!)
➜ Share my lifetime passion for sailing, cruising and global adventures
Keen to discover more? Jump on the free training right now. 👨🏻💻
(I share more about it on the next page…🙂)