Monday, 31 July 2017

Boatshed supports screening of the film Vanishing Sail - A Dramatic Tale of the Caribbean Sailing Tradition wins support from creative boat seller Portsmouth, UK. Boatshed, the world’s largest yacht brokerage, announces its partnership with Indian Creek Films for the August 6 screening of the film Vanishing Sail-Five years in the making, Vanishing Sail is the story of how the centuries-old tradition of sailboat building was kept alive in the Grenadine islands.

The Story: Alwyn Enoe is one of the last boat builders practising a trade passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that arrived in Carriacou in the 18th century. Approaching his 70s, and with no more orders coming in, he decides to build one last sailing sloop with the hope that his sons will continue the trade. The film follows Alwyn’s progress and despair over three years – from hauling trees out of the forest to a final traditional launching ceremony on the bayside to his decision to compete in the Antigua Classic Regatta...Stories of trading by sail and smuggling contraband told by some of the last old Caribbean sea characters weave through the film.

This is the story of Alwyn Enoe: Using simple tools, and a lifetime of knowledge, he and his sons created something more than just a beautiful sailboat: The possibility for these once-proud traditions of the West Indies to continue.

Director Alexis Andrews

Presentation - Ton Cunliffe

This special presentation will be introduced by Tom Cunliffe, well known yachting journalist, author and broadcaster with post screening Q&A with director Alexis Andrews and producer Justin Sihera.

Exclusive Venue Venue - Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

The venue is a Grade II listed Boathouse 6, built in 1846, with a modern 275-seat auditorium boasting the biggest screen on the South Coast, located at Her Majesty's Naval base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Indian Creek Films has spent fifteen years researching and documenting the art of wooden boat building in the Caribbean. To help revive these unique skills, we have launched five 42-foot sailing vessels in the community of Windward Carriacou. Our next goal is to build a West Indies Schooner for youth sail training and seamanship.

“Boatshed, famous for disrupting the brokerage trade with innovations, is very pleased to partner with the creative and innovative production company Indian Creek Films. We at Boatshed have a real passion for boating and sailing, and a fine film like Vanishing Sail helps people to know the great experience of sailing.”

Boatshed CEO Neil Chapman

Tickets for the exclusive screening of Vanishing Sail are available here: [vanishingsail.eventbrite.com](http://Tickets for the exclusive screening of Vanishing Sail are available here: vanishingsail.eventbrite.com). Due to security at Her Majesty's Naval Base, limited tickets will be available on the door..

About Boatshed

The Gosport, Portsmouth-based Boatshed, the world’s largest yacht brokerage, sells more boats than any other yacht brokers, and sells them faster than anyone else, thanks to its online platform, and cutting-edge technology, Boatshed has also disrupted the industry by creating opportunities within the sales process for entrepreneurs in the marine trade. Boatshed prides itself on giving potential buyers the most complete and accurate picture of the boat that they want to buy. Boatshed’s highly qualified brokers manage every aspect of the sales process with the support of our international corporate organisation.

Carriacou Sloop in frames - Photo Credit - Alexis Andrews Vanishing Sail