Founder, Tremolino Project
On Nantucket Sound, a pram and sculling oar got Lance going in boats at age four. His “sea educators” were the Graves Waterbug, a Crocker Compass, a Stone Horse Jr, Wianno Seniors, Herreshoff 12 ½s, a Tancook whaler, and a Bahama dinghy. For nine summers in the ’50s he ran a 31’ auxiliary charter boat. During college, he raced Tech dinghies, then logged three years in the Marine Corps. He instructed at three Outward Bound Schools between 1966 and 1971), sailed the Transpac to Tahiti, and taught aboard the 1,700-ton Norwegian barque STATSRAAD LEHMKUHL.
Lance founded The Apprenticeshop in 1972 and spent a large part of his career focused on experiential education. He co-founded Atlantic Challenge, the international sea competition, in 1984, The Apprenticeshop in Russia and Atlantic Challenge Russia, as well as the East River Apprenticeshop. He was editor of The Apprentice, a maritime folklife journal published by The Apprenticeshop from 1981 to 1989; co-wrote Twice Round the Loggerhead in 1999; wrote numerous monographs including Norse Boatbuilding in North America; and co-authored Barns, Beams and Boats. He is currently working on an international project entitled The Tremolino Project and is researching and writing a book on Kurt Hahn’s legacy.