ROCKLAND, Maine– The Apprenticeshop invites the public for an evening of free sailing and rowing 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, on Rockland Harbor. Visitors will have the opportunity to try a variety of boats, including the Apprenticeshop-built 25â€™ Crotch Island Pinky Ruth, and the 16â€™ Wianno Junior, Oh Mona, as well as a 17â€™ Cape Cod Knockabout, several wooden rowboats and modern sailing keelboats. Rockland Community Sailingâ€™s fleet of Optimist pram and Collegiate 420 sailing dinghies will be available for youth to try. A tour of all three floors of the boatbuilding shop will round out the offerings. No prior experience required, life jackets will be available and visitors will be matched with experienced yachtsmen. Those interested should come dressed for the weather. The event is part of the monthly series, Second Thursdays at The Apprenticeshop, and is a re-scheduling of a similar event in June that was rained out. The Apprenticeshop, a school for traditional boatbuilding and seamanship, is located at 643 Main St. and offers a variety of courses for both adults and children in boatbuilding and sailing. For more information, visit www.apprenticeshop.org.
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