A History of Traditional Seamanship

Our seamanship training began thirty-five years ago when Apprentices began sailing the boats they built. In 1986, Atlantic Challenge International teams competed in rowing, sailing, and navigation events fostering international competition and life-long connections. Atlantic Challange International’s seamanship interests now operate out of Harwich, Massachusetts. In Rockland, Maine, the Apprenticeshop and Community Sailing programs continue to foster seamanship through sailing education for Apprentices and the greater community.

Adult and Youth Sailing in Maine

The Apprenticeshop is located directly on Rockland Harbor. In 1997, our Community Sailing Program was designed to provide Rockland area youth and adults the opportunity to develop self-confidence and satisfaction while learning the timeless skills of the sailor and the sea. This program has grown to include afterschool sailing in the spring and fall, and a full season of sailing instruction for beginner through intermediate adult and youth sailors.