Apprenticeshop offers evening of free sailing
Rockland — The Apprenticeshop will open its doors and shores to the public for an evening of free sailing and rowing on Rockland Harbor on Thursday, July 12 at 6 p.m.
Visitors will have the opportunity to try a variety of boats, including an Apprenticeshop-built 15-foot gaff-rigged sloop, a 17-foot Cape Cod knockabout, a 26-foot Colgate keelboat and a 28-foot Nigel Irens-designed traditional pulling boat, as well as several wooden rowboats.
Rockland Community Sailing’s fleet of Optimist prams and Collegiate 420 sailing dinghies will be available for youths to try. Between boat rides, a campfire on the beach and toasting marshmallows for s’mores will add to the fun-for-the-whole-family program. No prior experience is required; life jackets will be available and visitors will be matched with experienced yachtsmen. Come dressed for the weather.
The event is part of the monthly series Second Thursdays at The Apprenticeshop. The Apprenticeshop, a school for traditional boatbuilding and seamanship, is located at 643 Main St. in Rockland, and offers a variety of courses for adults and children in boatbuilding and sailing. For more information visit apprenticeshop.org.
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