There are a few new faces around the shop this week. Rosie Sokolov (below) is a prospective student, originally from Massachusetts, doing her volunteer week at the shop. She has some experience working in both house carpentry and on boats. Prior to her visit here, she spent 3 months as a student at Albaola, the boatbuilding school in the Basque country in Spain. She’s hoping to continue her education in boatbuilding and seamanship.
We also have two exchange students visiting from Skol ar Mor, a boatbuilding school in the Northwest of France. Giacomo (below left) is originally Italian but lives in Nantes and Martin (below right) is Belgian. They’ll spend the next 3 weeks with us working on boats. They’ll even get to participate in the first part of our annual summer expedition on the twins. We’re very excited to share skills and knowledge and perhaps learn a little French in the meantime.