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Filmed in the Grenadines, Vanishing Sail tells the story of trading by sail in the West Indies, and follows a community of boat builders in Carriacou who struggle to maintain their tenuous grip on a dying skill.
Writer, Director, Cinematographer Alexis Andrews will be joining us.
Alexis Andrews was born in Greece and studied photography in London before sailing to Antigua, West Indies in 1985 to pursue work as a commercial photographer in the yachting industry. His iconic megayacht images have been featured in magazines & luxury charter advertising for over two and a half decades.
In 1997, he purchased an old Carriacou sloop that had sunk in Antigua, rebuilt the vessel and sailed her back to the Grenadines to meet her creator. This journey would spark a ten year photoessay tribute to the last boatbuilders of the island and the building of a new vessel. The resulting Genesis project has inspired a wider interest in the region and the formation of the Unescosponsored St. Barth’s West Indies Regatta where sloops & schooners return each year to take part in re-connecting the islands with traditional sail. VANISHING SAIL is his first film.