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Picton Castle Retires From Race

Those of you who have been following the Tall Ships Regatta race across the Tasman Sea from Australia to New Zealand may have noticed that our race status is “retired”. We assure you that all is well aboard. Last night the wind was calm and the sea state was lumpy and we had almost no steerage, so Captain Moreland engaged the engine to lessen the discomfort aboard. By engaging the engine, we retired from the race (we were in last place at that point). We’re still committed to sailing to New Zealand and will be in Auckland with the other tall ships for the festival, we’re still offering our award-winning sail training program aboard and, although we won’t win the race, everyone aboard can feel proud of their efforts on this passage. Slow speed hasn’t stopped us from circumnavigating the globe five times, and it won’t stop us from continuing our epic worldwide tall ship adventures.

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