All proceeds will go to Portsmouth High School’s new Sailing Team! Let’s help ensure they have a successful first season of competition! Pass the word to all!!!! Let’s pack Flatbreads and the Music Hall!
Brush off those (non)winter blues and get pumped for the upcoming sailing season!
Pizza starting at 4pm @ Flatbread Pizza Benefit night;
Movie: Vanishing Sail at the Music Hall starts at 7PM. Buy tickets online http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/2017/04/ or at the Music Hall!!
There is a small group of islands in the Lesser Antilles where the traditions of boatbuilding were once crucial to the survival of local communities skimming a living from the sea. Hundreds of sailing vessels were once launched here, more than anywhere in the West Indies. But today there is no more trading by sail, and these skills have vanished elsewhere in the region.
“If this thing gone from here, everything gone you know…” – Alwyn Enoe, Master Boatbuilder
Alwyn Enoe is one of the last boatbuilders practicing a trade passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that arrived in Carriacou in the 18th century. 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 – Vanishing Sail – follows Alwyn’s progress and despair over three years – from hauling trees out of the forest to a final traditional launching ceremony on the bayside.