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.

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