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Rockland – The Apprenticeshop opens its doors for a book reading and discussion by Judith Silva, author of The Voyage of Yankee Lady, Thursday, May 9 at 7:00pm. The Voyage of Yankee Lady tells the story of six very different sailors, all retired, who cruised three modest sailboats, on modest budgets, for three thousand miles along the Canadian and American waterways surrounding New England. Learn how they found their way into almost ninety harbors and anchorages and coped with storms, mechanical problems and other obstacles. Judith will also share highpoint experiences of their adventures and will close the evening with question & answers, and a book signing.
Judith Silva sailed The Yankee Lady single-handed for ten years before meeting and marrying Jim, also an accomplished sailor. Her love of boating began when she stepped into a canoe at the age of twelve and progressed to sailing a Penguin on Long Island Sound when she was a teenager. She hasn’t left the water since!
If you are curious about circumnavigating but don’t know where to start, this event is sure to offer ideas and inspiration. Of course you don’t have to be interested in circumnavigating at all to attend. Whether you are a novice, expert or non-sailor, you will certainly enjoy hearing of the experiences of these six adventurers.
This event is part of The Apprenticeshop’s 2013 “Second Thursdays at The Apprenticeshop” lecture series. Admission is $5 per person. The Apprenticeshop, a school for traditional boatbuilding and seamanship, is located at 643 Main Street in Rockland. For more information, call 594-1800 or visit www.apprenticeshop.org.