Film maker invites yachting community to support sail movie with one click of a mouse

Last week we brought news that Independent film maker and superyacht photographer Alexis Andrews was making a film called Vanishing Sail.

Now we reveal how with a click of the mouse you can make that happen.

Alexis Andrews, is in the final stages of filming on his documentary Vanishing Sail: A Caribbean Tradition on the Verge of Extinction.

He is extending an invitation to the sailing community to take an active role in its completion by making donations using a new fundraising medium, Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. 

Andrews came up with the idea to invite the public to back Vanishing Sail when he stumbled upon Kickstarter while doing research. “The site stood out. It had an entirely different approach to fundraising than anything I had seen in the past, and some of the projects on the site were so compelling I found myself having to back a few. I thought why not tell the story of the production of Vanishing Sail and give our future audience a chance to become patrons of the film. Filming is eighty percent complete, so we thought we could have some fun together and give the sailing community a chance to help us reach our goal.”

The goal is to raise $48,000 on Kickstarter. Patrons who pledge any amount from $20 – $5,000 will be rewarded with a commemorative gift pertaining to the production of Vanishing Sail. The first six donors who pledge the amount of $500 or more will be offered the rare experience of a crew position on one of the Carriacou sloops during the 25th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta & St. Barth’s West Indies Regatta. Vanishing Sail’s project page goes live the first week of April and can be found on

Filmed in the Grenadines, Vanishing Sail tells the story of trading by sail in the West Indies, and follows a community of boat builders in Carriacou who struggle to maintain their tenuous grip on a dying skill. Through a collection of dramatic sailing scenes, rare archival footage and unprecedented interviews with the last old, Caribbean Sea Captains, Vanishing Sail seeks to preserve the legacy of boatbuilding in the Grenadines, introduced by Scottish settlers in the 19th century and hopes to revive interest in the art form before it expires on the heels of progress.  

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