Vanishing Sail, a multi-award winning Caribbean documentary film, is to be shown at the Barn Cinema, Dartington Hall Estate, near Totnes, at 7:30 pm on Thursday 25 January for prompt 8 pm start. The organisers would be very pleased to see SYC members at this event. Please click for details and online ticket sales if interested.

The film is presented by Classic Boat, with an introduction by local filmmaker Peter Nicholson and a post-screening Q&A with producer Justin Sihera.

On the island of Carriacou in the West Indies, the last wooden sailboat builder dreams of saving a great tradition passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that sailed there centuries ago. The film follows Alywn Enoe’s journey of determination and resilience over three years, from hauling trees with his sons, to a final traditional launching ceremony. Stories of the old Caribbean - trading by sail and smuggling contraband interweave a tribute to the independent spirit of a small island community.

  • Over the last 25 years Peter Nicholson has directed, written & produced some fifty documentaries for prime-time UK network & international broadcast. He is a member of BAFTA and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Intrepid sailors were defeated by the conditions at our annual RNLI Pursuit Race on Sunday November 12th! Despite a forecast of strong winds a good number of sailors turned up to sail the annual fundraiser. At first it seemed as if the wind had moderated, but even so the Cat sailors showed their innate caution and none rigged. Foolhardy monohull racers did and the race officer started the race. As squally and gusty conditions continued (see video clip) some decided that discretion was the better part of valour and stayed on terra firma.

Read more: Annual RNLI Pursuit Race

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