Kick Off Summer with First Friday at The Apprenticeshop on June 7th

May 30, 2024

[ROCKLAND, ME] — In coordination with First Fridays on Main Street in Rockland, on June 7th, from 4-7pm, The Apprenticeshop is celebrating the kickoff to a fun season of sailing and seamanship with the opening of its new waterfront pavilion. The public is invited to come enjoy free sailing, food and refreshments from a beautiful location along the northern shores of Rockland Harbor.

In the neighboring Steel House South Gallery, the opening reception of a photography exhibit by Erin Tokarz will showcase stunning black and white images documenting the full rebuild of a Dublin Bay 24 at The Apprenticeshop over the past 5 years. The show will run for the month of June.

 

Left: Spring ‘24 High School Sailors gather under the new pavilion

Right: Passengers enjoy Free Friday Sailing in Rockland Harbor

 

Friday June 7th, 4pm – 7pm

655 Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841

This event is free and all ages are welcome!

4pm – 7pm: Pavilion Grand Opening

We’re unveiling of our stunning new timber frame pavilion, meticulously assembled by a team of talented apprentice alumni last fall.

4pm – 7pm: Free Friday Sailing

Embark on a sailing adventure aboard our traditional ‘Shop-built boats, Castor and Pollux, as we offer free Friday Sails for the 2024 season!

6pm – 7:30pm: Sunset Sail

Experience an enchanting sunset sail on the iconic Ketch A Morning in Maine.

5-7pm: First Friday @ Steel House

Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the captivating photography exhibition by Erin Tokarz at the neighboring Steel House South Gallery. Witness stunning black and white images documenting the build of the Dublin Bay 24 over the past 5 years. The show will run for the month of June.

If you have never been out sailing, or maybe not in a wooden boat, Free Friday Sailing at The Apprenticeshop is a great way try it out. Vessels used are two open wooden boats built at The Apprenticeshop. From June through September, Free Fridays will take place on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month.

Additional Information:

Please note that space is limited for sails and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage guests to arrive early to secure their spot. Lifejackets are required and provided by The Apprenticeshop.

Acknowledgments:

Many thanks to our Event Sponsors, Timber Frame HQ, Harbor Builders Associates, and  Bench Dogs Inc. – and our 2024 Free Friday Fleet Sponsor, First National Bank, for their generous support, which makes our free sailing and community events possible!

 

 

About the Apprenticeshop:

Founded in 1972, the Apprenticeshop is a 501c3 non-profit boatbuilding school that cultivates thinkers, makers, and doers through traditional boatbuilding and seamanship to navigate an ever-changing world.

We offer 12-week, 9-month and 2-year Apprenticeships where participants of all backgrounds can immerse themselves in hands-on learning through the craft of wooden boat building. Our seasonal programs serve local youth, giving them an opportunity to learn sailing and seamanship skills on the water. We envision a world enriched by creative, collaborative, self-reliant, and thoughtful makers who explore and engage with the intersection of traditional craft and contemporary culture.

For more information visit www.apprenticeshop.org or contact Meg Patterson, Communications & Outreach Coordinator at meg@apprenticeshop.org.

 

 

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