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Meet the Crew VIII

Rebecca, 2nd Mate

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A native Nova Scotian, Rebecca has recently returned to the Picton Castle with a brand new Watch-keeping Mate license. She earned the required sea time sailing in the Picton Castle‘s third and fourth world voyages before completing courses in British Columbia throughout the fall and most of the winter months. Rebecca has proven that she can master any skill aboard that she turns her hands to. She has worked on board as sailmaker, rigger, assistant bosun and watch officer. When she isn’t acting as the second greatest female sailor role model aboard, she is also a licensed physiotherapist and a figure skating coach.

Andrea, Chief Engineer

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A Cleveland resident, Andrea sailed as a trainee on the fourth world voyage, and stayed on for most of the Great Lakes tour last summer as Assistant Engineer. This winter she has advanced to Chief Engineer, a position that suits her attention to detail. Before joining the ship Andrea worked as a blimp pilot. Andrea is always prepared; she keeps her binoculars in the engine room fiddley ready to check out anything going on around us. She is an accomplished helmsman and celestial navigator, is known for reading guide books, researching our ports of call, and for being the biggest air guitar band fanatic in the world.

Lynsey, Bosun

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Lynsey grew up in Ontario and now calls Lunenburg home when not sailing aboard the ship. She has been with the Picton Castle almost seven years, and has completed three circumnavigations. She first sailed as a trainee, and has worked her way up to being a combination of Bosun and Mate. A powerhouse of energy, smarts, and seamanship, Lynsey is a tremendous role model for all of the female and male crew aboard. An extremely capable watch officer and ship’s Mate she is the go-to girl for answers to all sorts of ship questions, everything from the right mixture for oiling the decks, to where the metric monkey wrench is kept, to resident celestial navigation guru. She also manages The Sea Chest, the Picton Castle‘s store in Lunenburg. At swim call, Lynsey can often be found relaxing with her inflatable “swimming bee” tucked neatly under her arms.

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