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Apprenticeshop Orientation Expedition

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We recently finished a five-day sailing expedition for six new apprentices at the Apprenticeshop along with two current apprentices, Apprenticeshop staff, Hurricane staffer Sam Halowell, and Sarah Nutt. Participants sailed The Twins (two identical 28-foot lapstrake plank on frame boats designed by Nigel Irens of Scotland that are outfitted with multiple dagger boards and modern, interchangeable carbon-fiber sailing rigs) as an orientation expedition that focused on teamwork, community building, sailing, navigation, and seamanship.  This orientation marked the beginning of a nine-month Core Apprenticeshop program focused on concepts of boatbuilding. The expedition started on Hurricane Island and finished at the Apprenticeshop in Rockland, Maine.

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