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For a contemporary urban boat culture inspired by traditional seafaring practices.

Break the Anchor is an initiative that promotes contemporary urban boat culture inspired by traditional seafaring practices. It sees the potential for developing the relationship between sea and city.

The project believes that sailing, seamanship and boat building may have a richer urban cultural potential still to be developed and sometimes implanted in many cities. The material relates to a traditional and environmental concern, stating wood as 100% recyclable.

The headquarters of the initiative are to be based in the Western tip
of Europe, in the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal. The Portuguese were once notable explorers of the sea and able boat builders. To “Break the Anchor” means to break with the current attitude towards a sea culture and face both sea and contemporary city as an opportunity together.

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  • School / Apprenticeship

    Acquisition of boat building Knowledge at the Apprentishop, the oldest traditional boatbuilding school in the US.

  • Build the Canoa da Picada

    Building and sailing a traditional Portuguese sardine carrier.

  • Fanzine

    First issue of an ongoing publication on urban water top culture.

  • Across the Atlantic

    The canoa da Picada will transport seafaring skill and the Maine culture across the Atlantic, bringing traditional boatbuilding back in Portugal.

  • The Boat as a School

    Establishment of an Itinerant Atlantic Seafaring School

  • Export/Spread Urban Concept

    After implementing an apprentice school model on research for water top culture exploration in Portugal, Break the Anchor will enhance the urban concept in other locations around the globe.

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1st Exhibition of Portuguese Cinema in relation to the Sea
1ª Mostra de Cinema Português de Relação com Mar

Look here the Program // Veja aqui o Programa      Poster // Cartaz

Movies, Conversations & Workshops
Filmes, Conversas & Oficinas 

Workshops – Sign Up here // Inscreve-te aqui **** Conversations here // Conversas (zoom)

September 24th–26th, 2021
24–26 de Setembro, 2021

Get your promocional code here // Inscreve-te aqui

You can see the movies here // Vê o filme aqui (Setember 24 and 25)

Zero em Comportamento   (Setember 26)

DONATE Support now // Deixe aqui a sua contribuição:

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Bank Transfer
BREAK THE ANCHOR PARTIR A ANCORA CRL
IBAN: PT50 0007 0000 0036 9715 0162 3
SWIFT/BIC: BESCPTPL

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Support this Project

The Break the Anchor CRL (non-profit) is raising funds for the big first step of the project- to build a traditional sailing sardine carrier, a Canoa da Picada. The supporters, a network of individuals and groups, companies and visionaries will make possible to build the vessel at the Apprenticeshop in Maine and cross the Atlantic in order to start an alternative educational program on the other side.

Budget

150.000 USD
Knowledge, training, shop space and living costs
27.500 USD
Materials and construction supervision
82.500 USD

Trip
10.000 USD

Contributers will be acknowledged, carving their name in the timbers of the vessel itself, making possible the transport of the skillset across the Ocean.

Support now:

Paypal



Bank Transfer
BREAK THE ANCHOR PARTIR A ANCORA CRL
IBAN: PT50 0007 0000 0036 9715 0162 3
SWIFT/BIC: BESCPTPL

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Contact

www.breaktheanchor.com
[email protected]

usa (+1) 207 323 3748
pt (+351) 963 567 278