The perfect team — years of experience on the water: boatbuilding, sailing and teaching
Tori Willauer, Sailing Director
Tori has a strong sailing background in cruising, yacht racing, and dinghy racing. She grew up racing out of Norton Yacht Club in Connecticut and did the 420 racing circuit throughout New England. Tori started out as a junior instructor and worked her way tohead instructor all with US Sailing certification. Her experience with designing and teaching junior sailing programs and as a USGC (100TNC) licensed Watch Officer for HIOBS, TIOBEC and NOLS in Baja brings a wealth of perspective to her new role. Tori is eager to continue building partnerships with area schools through sailing, seamanship, and boatbuilding curricula. She lives in Owls Head with her husband and their three children.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ruth W. Parker
Ralph D. Siewers, M.D.
C.P. Williamson, Jr.
Kevin Carney, Boatshop Director
Kevin grew up in a large Foreign Service family, living in Europe and South America before returning to the United States, where he studied design at Virginia Tech. While in college, he spent summer weekends racing log canoes on the Chesapeake Bay and remembers reading about a boatbuilding school in Maine called The Apprenticeshop in an early issue of WoodenBoat Magazine. After graduating, he sold his rebuilt Austin Healey 3000 to raise the funds to travel to Maine to do an internship at the Shop, back when it was in Bath. Taken by the experiential teaching style, the craftsmanship, and the sense of community at the Shop, Kevin remained in Bath for the next year and a half as an apprentice. Upon leaving the Shop he returned to the Chesapeake to oyster on a sailing skipjack, and returned to Maine to spend the next ten years working as a professional boat builder in the Boothbay area. In 1989 he returned to the Shop as an instructor. Since then he has seen more than 200 boats launched and countless apprentices, interns, and volunteers come through the Shop. Kevin and his wife Trish live on a small farm in rural Jefferson, Maine.
Dale Young, Waterfront Director
Dale was born and raised in the wonderful state of Maine, spending most of his life on and around Penobscot River and Bay. When he was in his twenties he worked and sailed with Marine Maritime Academy, sailing from Brazil to Leningrad, Russia as ship’s keeper aboard USTV State of Maine. A self-employed stone mason, Dale is an avid sailor and mariner, cruising most of the New England coast and gunkholing some of his favorite Penobscot Bay spots. He has been a longtime admirer of the Apprenticeshop and is excited to finally be a part of the crew and looks forward to serving the boating community of Lermond Cove and Rockland Harbor.
Terry Moore, TITLE
Aidan Gordon, 19, is spending his 5th summer as a sailing instructor at Rockland Community Sailing this year. A resident of Rockport, Aidan has recently returned home from hiking the Appalachian Trail during a gap year between high school and his freshman year of college at Boston University. Aidan and his brother, Devon, hiked the 2,200 miles in two sections, getting the chance to experience living in the woods during every season. They are in the process of writing a book about their travels and the community of hikers they met along the way. At home, he loves to spend his time on the water. A sailor since childhood, you can often find him either on his small family keel boat or with the high school sailing team in the fall. In the winter and spring, Aidan would ski and play goalie for the Camden Hills lacrosse team. Sports aside, he thoroughly enjoys helping others. Aidan was involved with school clubs such as National Honor Society and the Liberian Education Fund in addition to being his class president at Camden Hills High School. He has been involved with his community far before high school. For 15 years, he and his two siblings have been playing volunteer concerts at Windward Gardens Retirement Home each month. Aidan's hobbies include playing music and writing, both of which he is very passionate about. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends, which includes the RCS family, that he is ecstatic about being a part of for another summer.