After three months of studying and hands-on practice in Lunenburg, the Bosun School students officially graduated last night. Picton Castle’s Bosun School is designed for young mariners who want to gain skills to add to their resumes and advance their careers. We have found, in receiving applications from some professional mariners to work aboard Picton […]
Picton Castle carries a full complement of 52 people, which includes 40 trainee crew and 12 professional crew. While trainee crew don’t need to have any experience sailing, our professional crew are qualified, certified, knowledgeable mariners with hands-on experience. Because Picton Castle is a training ship they have to not only be excellent seafarers, they […]
We’re not used to seeing the decks of our mostly tropical-sailing barque covered in snow, but that they are today. It’s not a good day to be working outdoors so Bosun School students are indoors, working on wrapping up a number of projects as they begin their last full week of classes.
Thursday December 8, 2016 What comes down out of the rig must go back up! Bosun School students sent down yards back in September, they have overhauled all the standing rigging attached to the yards, overhauled the yards themselves, and are now crossing the topsail yards again. The first one to go up was the […]
Captain Moreland and I just got home to Lunenburg from the Sail Training International conference in Halmstad, Sweden. This is an annual conference, held in various places around the world, for tall ship operators, owners, crew, host ports, and anyone else interested in sail training. We try to participate, representing Picton Castle, as often as […]