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"When you see a Carriacou sloop or a West Indies schooner sail by - even if you're not a sailor - you know you are looking at something special."


Filmed in the Grenadines, including the island of Carriacou, where the last boatbuilders maintain a tenuous grip on their traditional skills. In St. Barthelemy, where the smuggling trade in alcohol & cigarettes thrived until the 1970's. And in Antigua where the restored and newly built West Indies vessels race each year among vintage yachts in the Classic Regatta.


Mixed with rare archive footage, interviews with the last old Caribbean sea captains, the film combines dramatic sailing scenes with narration and an original soundtrack to tell the story of the Vanishing Sail of the West Indies.