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This is the jaw-dropper -
This is the jaw-dropper – many of the world’s finest restored classic yachts tied stern to in the historic stone harbour of St Tropez, and racing in the gulf during the day make for a truly awesome sight.
The event started with a race between a modern and a classic yacht at the end of September in 1981 and grew into a classic boating jamboree called The Nioulargue – named after an offshore reef buoy marker for the racing.
It’s one of those events that should be on every classic sailor’s bucket list – even if it’s just to watch the 300 or so boats (of all types and size) out racing from the harbour mole and then to have a pint in the Irish bar.
Accommodation can be surprisingly good value – at this end of the season and the conviviality of the crews is infectious. Nearest airport is Nice.
SOCIÉTÉ NAUTIQUE DE SAINT-TROPEZ
Parking du Port – BP 72
83992 SAINT-TROPEZ Cedex
Tel. + 33 (0) 4 94 97 30 54
Fax + 33 (0) 4 94 97 87 00
September 30 (Saturday) - October 8 (Sunday)
A first Sussex screening of
A first Sussex screening of an extraordinary film covering the revival of a Caribbean boatbuilding tradition from the island of Carriacou.
Watch the trailer: HERE
“Windward is a boatbuilding village in Carriacou, and if this thing gone from here, everything gone you know…”
Alwyn Enoe is one of the last boatbuilders in the Eastern Caribbean, practicing a trade passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that arrived here more than two centuries ago. 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 his trees out of the forest to a final traditional launching ceremony on the bayside. Stories of trading by sail and smuggling contraband, told by some of the last old Caribbean sea characters weave through the film like the currents through the reef.
With all the family’s hope & resources now in the wooden vessel, Alwyn tries to complete her in time to race in the Antigua Classic Regatta – five weeks & three hundred miles away – here traditional West Indian and metropolitan elements fuse to create the final resolution of the film…
“An insightful and poignant documentary that is part social history and part Herzogian portrait of resilience and determination in a far-flung locale.” INDIEWIRE
See more and more screenings at: vanishingsail.com
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
43-49 Norman Road Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 0EQ