Public invited for free sailing, rowing

The Apprenticeshop’s 25-foot Crotch Island pinky, Ruth, will be available for an evening of free sailing 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, in Rockland Harbor.
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The Apprenticeshop’s 25-foot Crotch Island pinky, Ruth, will be available for an evening of free sailing 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, in Rockland Harbor.
Posted Aug. 08, 2011, at 10:26 p.m.

ROCKLAND — The Apprenticeshop, 643 Main St., will open its doors and shores to invite the public to an evening of free sailing and rowing 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, in Rockland Harbor. Visitors will have the opportunity to try a variety of boats, including the Apprenticeshop-built 25-foot Crotch Island pinky Ruth, and the 16-foot Wianno Junior, Oh Mona, as well as a 17-foot Cape Cod Knockabout, several wooden rowboats and modern sailing keelboats.

Rockland Community Sailing’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 boat building shop will round out the offerings. No prior experience is required, life jackets will be available, and visitors will be matched with experienced yachters. Attendees should come dressed for the weather.

The event is part of the monthly series Second Thursdays at The Apprenticeshop, and is a rescheduling of a similar event in June that was rained out. For more information, visit http://www.apprenticeshop.org/.

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