Please plan to come Monday the 15th. Enjoy a relaxed and inspiring evening amidst other women boaters as Penelope Partridge from Port Townsend shares the inspiring tale of Ann Davidson’s historic voyage as the first woman to cross the Atlantic under sail alone. Her boat, the Felicity Ann, is in Port Townsend and is the focus of an impressive project. Penelope is instrumental in using the restoration of Felicity Ann to offer unique opportunities for young woman.
“Felicity Ann is the tiny 23-foot sloop that was sailed by Ann Davison during her 1952-1953 solo crossing of the Atlantic ocean, the first woman to cross alone under sail. Penelope Partridge, a sailmaking alumni of the Boat School, is working with Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding staff to host a program for high school girls and young women centered around completing the restoration of Felicity Ann. Penelope has worked in a variety of settings in the maritime trades, sailed the Inside Passage twice, and coordinated Non-profits serving women for the last 6 years. Felicity Ann Boat Project offers empowering maritime learning opportunities for high school girls, and local women who aspire to do shipwright and captain work.
During her presentation she will share details from Ann Davison’s historical crossing, anecdotes and tips about working and playing in the male dominated maritime field, and an overview of the boat’s current state. Find out more at www.felicityann.com and at the school’s site at www.nwboatschool.org. ”
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We look forward to an enjoyable evening. Invite a friend to share the experience with you.