Friday, November 30, 2012

The printed version of Carriacou Sloops Vol. I & II are no longer available for online ordering. Only a few sets remain in Antigua & Carriacou but the GOOD NEWS is that ebook versions [ePDF] of each volume are now available for download for $18.00 each through these links: Vol. I Vanishing Ways and Vol. II Genesis.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Vanishing Sail - A Caribbean Tradition on the Verge of Extiction

Filmed in the Grenadines, St. Barths & Antigua, 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. Through a collection of dramatic sailing scenes, rare archival footage and unprecedented interviews with the last old, Caribbean Sea Captains, Vanishing Sail seeks to preserve the legacy of boatbuilding in the Grenadines, introduced by Scottish settlers in the 19th century and hopes to revive interest in the art form before it expires on the heels of progress.  

Monday, June 20, 2011

Seeking Old West Indies Film...

A big thank you to all the people that bought copies of Carriacou Sloops. There are 180 sets left of the 1000 printed and have now been re-listed on Amazon. All this interest has led to a documentary now in the making covering similar ground to the books but with a much wider outlook. Schooners and the days of trading in the rest of the islands will also be covered as well as interviews with old sailors, whalermen from Bequia and 2 x prime ministers and of course plenty of fishing and racing in Carriacou!

We are still actively looking for more archival footage from the days when these vessels piled their trade all over Caribbean waters.

If there is anybody out there that has access to interesting footage please get in touch!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

St. Barth West Indies Regatta

The current regional resurgence in traditional West Indian boatbuilding has made it necessary to add a new Regatta to the area. The annual St. Barth West Indies Regatta is now a fixed event in our calendar. Coinciding with the final days of the St. Barth Film Festival and the May 1st holiday weekend the dates for 2010 are April 30 - May 2nd.

Friday, January 30, 2009

IMAGES in Germany...

The following quote is form a Romanian lady living in Germany who just received a copy of IMAGES Antigua & Barbuda...
"I have got "THE BOOK"! I very much thank you! I am so happy and overwhelmed. My eyes got bigger , my mind much faster and my soul much eager for more of such! We all paged the book trying to go back in time and space but wasn't quite like that: you give us a new dimension of this beautiful land. Sophisticated but so much alive, reality to reach for, blue and earthy, full of hope, tempting, peaceful, harmony, surprising, power, wonder, sexy, class! "

And you have it all!

Multumesc (thank you in Romanian) you shared it with me!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Caribbean Travel & Life

Recently Caribbean Travel & Life asked if they could feature IMAGES in their magazine. A photographer had visited Antigua and brought the book to the attention of the editor. The write up although brief has caused several people to purchase copies from the Florida warehouse. Thanks guys!