Thursday, April 24, 2008

Book Launch

The highly successful launch of Carriacou Sloops Vol. I & II took place on April 16th during the opening night of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. The event was hosted onboard the seven attending Sloops and while the sounds from one of Antigua's great saxophonists, Big Boy wafted across the dock guests were treated to a shot of Jack Iron chased with coconut water. For 2 hours an eclectic group of people ranging from yacht owners, crew, artists, VIPs Antiguan & international press and media moved through the crowed that was buzzing with the interest that Carriacou Sloops have created here at this event over the years. As daylight faded to darkness the sound of Scottish highland bagpipes signaled the start of the slideshow presentation of the books. A 9 foot screen was hauled up the mast of GENESIS as the 300 strong crowd went silent. Afterwards the book signing continued with delicious snacks provided by Grenadian chef Selwyn James.

The books which are now on sale in Antigua and will be also available this summer in Bequia, Carriacou & Grenada. There have been only 1000 copies printed of this first Limited Edition set.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

CNN Mainsail Interview

With the exciting news that Ocean Nomad, the new Alwyn Enoe 40 has now been launched in Carriacou and will sail up to Antigua for the upcoming Classics I was reminded when Genesis arrived with similar fanfare in time for the 2005 Antigua Classics. After flying around the course for 3 days I was approached by a lady who was doing a video for CNN Mainsail. They were in Antigua for Sailing Week but had arrived a few days early to take in the Classics and someone had mentioned traditional Caribbean workboats...The resulting video was aired on CNN during the summer of that year. Looking at it now I realise that all that hard work has been worthwhile because since Genesis was launched in 2005 there have now been 3 more launches this year - all 4o footers!  CARRIACOU SLOOPS Vol. I & II "The Books" will be launched April 16th at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina onboard GENESIS & JAMBALAYA 6PM.