See How The Main Sail Sets  Bahamas / 2023 / 73 mins


‘See How the Main Sail Sets, The Story of The Bahamian Sailing Regatta’, is a full-length documentary feature, brought to you by The National Family Island Regatta Committee, and The Bahamas Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs. Shot across many Family Islands, ‘See How The Main Sail Sets’ is a revealing and timely documentary exploring the global uniqueness of Bahamian Sloop Sailing, during The Bahamas’ 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations. The film highlights the Iconic Sailors and legendary Boat builders that helped galvanize Sloop sailing into fabric of Bahamian life. With appearances from The Prime Minister of The Bahamas and many other officials, the film also sparks the debate that sailing should be the Official Sport of The Bahamas.

Rating A / Viewing: All ages

Notable Interviews

Prime Minister Philip Davis

Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper

Rolly Gray

Howland Bottomley


Saturday, May 6 / 7:00pm

Atlantis Theater, Paradise Island



Charlie Bahama


Dr. Christopher Curry


Fred Munnings, Nadir Hasan, Danny Strachan, Dr. Christopher Curry

Principal Cast

Philip P. Smith, Danny Strachan, George Smith, Basil Minns, Art Paine, Kendall Butler, Craig Symonette, Minister Clay Sweeting, Chris Kettel



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