Earlier this year I fell in love. In love with those wooden boats, I encountered on the beach in Carriacou, Grenada. I was determined to go to Windward Carriacou, where the boats are being built, after seeing this movie Vanishing Sails at the Grenada Sailing Week. So I went. I ended up staying two months. Later, I was lucky enough to sail up one of the beauties for the West Indies Regatta in St. Barts where Carriacou sloops are united for a weekend of fun, adventure, and replicating the trading past. Pure Bliss. Vanishing Sail is a story that needs to be shared with the world to make sure these boats with souls won’t vanish. To keep traditional alive. And dreams alive. My dream is to build one. From pure enthusiasm, I’m hosting a film screening in Lanzarote. Come and watch and get excited about the sloops, Carriacou, and the Caribbean. They can all use a little encouragement.
Vanishing Sail, award-winning Caribbean feature Doc in Puerto Calero – Lanzarote!
Vanishing Sail has been making waves all over the world at film festivals and special event screenings and now West Indies Boatbuilding Culture comes to Lanzarote when the Puerto Calero Auditorium will resonate with the sound of caulking mallets on a wooden hull taking shape on a beach in Carriacou, the Land of Reefs!
“If this thing gone from here, everything gone you know…”Alwyn Enoe
On the island of Carriacou in the West Indies, the last wooden sailboat builder dreams of saving a great tradition passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that sailed there centuries ago. The film follows Alwyn’s journey over three years, from hauling trees with his sons, to a final traditional launching ceremony. Stories of the old Caribbean – trading by sail and smuggling contraband interweave a tribute to the independent spirit of a small island community.
“A fascinating story of personal perseverance, ribald tales of smuggling at sea and the completion of the beautiful wooden sloop in a race against time to enter the thrilling Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.”Wooden Boat
“An insightful and poignant documentary that is part social history and part Herzogian portrait of resilience and determination in a far-flung locale.”Indiewire
“A haunting, captivating story that will pull heart-strings and etch in the mind of every viewer.” Classic Boat
Vanishing Sail is currently available for screening at Special Events, Film Festivals, Boatbuilding Academies, Maritime Heritage Institutions, Yacht Clubs, Fundraisers, Coastal & Caribbean Communities worldwide.
Screening time:Saturday, October 28, 2017 19:00 PM – 20:30 PM
Last weekend of October the official book launch of book OCEAN NOMAD will take place on and around the classic sailing vessel ‘Grace of Aberdeen’ in Lanzarote! A grande meet-up of ocean adventurers, (aspiring) sailors, and change-makers.
About Ocean Nomad
No boat? No budget? No sailing experience? But an urge for ocean adventure… No problem! Sail the Atlantic Ocean as a Crew Member
Discover what it feels like to wake up on the ocean, breathe the ocean air, have the wind in your hair, navigate by the stars, live simple and resourceful, and be eye to eye with dolphins. Day in, day out.
Travelling an ocean on someone else’s sailing boat is not a straightforward endeavour. To be ready to expect the unexpected, careful investigation and preparation is essential. In this ocean travel crew guide you will discover HOW TO:
– Start the adventure! Take that first step out the door.
– Find a boat: where, when and why.
– Plan, pack, prepare and provision as crew.
– Check safety, reliability and the happy-factor of the boat, captain & crew.
– Deal with seasickness, limited resources, waste, watch-keeping & more.
– Make a positive difference for the health of the ocean.
Packed with practical advice and stories, Ocean Nomad guides you from the idea of “someday I would like to go on a sailing trip”, to sipping a coconut on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean celebrating the achievement.
“This ambitious guide book is the spark that will ignite your sense of adventure and provoke your compassion to create a better world.” Monique Mills – Captain & Ocean Advocate
About the Launch Party Weekend!
Join the festivities & feel free to invite your adventure, sailing and change-maker friends.
Brief overview of the happenings :
Morning: Radio Show ‘The Mix Lanzarote’ on board of ‘Grace of Aberdeen’ Theme show about crossing the Atlantic with a prominent role for the book as well as for the oceans.
Afternoon: Press hour
Fiesta on the pontoon & S/V Grace in the Marina of Arrecife. A celebration of the book with drinks and bites, and many opportunities to network with other adventurers, change-makers, and sailors aspiring and planning to sail the Atlantic.
Grace will set sail south with a few VIP guests:)
Evening: Film Screening of Vanishing Sail – the traditional wooden boat craft & Fundraise for Hurricane Irma & Maria rebuilding.www.vanishingsail.com Location Puerto Calero.
Signing sessions in between the happenings and all your ‘how to catch a ride & make a difference ‘ questions answered!
Learn more about OCEAN NOMAD – The Complete Atlantic Sailing Crew Guide – Catch a Ride & Make a Difference for a Healthier Ocean -> www.oceannomad.co