Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
This summer Picton Castle will participate in the Rendezvous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, one of the biggest and most exciting gatherings of tall ships in many years. We’re looking forward to being part of an international fleet of vessels, our crew in company with sailors from around the world.
We have just added one more port to the voyage, which means two more legs of the voyage. Charleston, South Carolina, USA has come on board as a host port and we’re eager to visit. Picton Castle has been to Charleston before and we had such a wonderful time that we can’t wait to go back!
Leg A begins in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site with rich seafaring history (it’s also Picton Castle’s North American home). Join Picton Castle in Lunenburg on April 22 for training, orientation and preparations in Lunenburg before setting sail for Charleston. Experience a North Atlantic passage, sailing deep water on our route to the southwest. Leg A ends on May 19 in Charleston.
Leg B begins in Charleston, South Carolina on May 19. You will join us during Tall Ships Charleston, a wonderful event that celebrates maritime heritage and culture. In Charleston, Picton Castle will join a number of other tall ships coming from North America, South America and the Caribbean. We will be in port together, then race together from Charleston to Bermuda on another deep water North Atlantic passage. Once in Bermuda, we’ll be part of Tall Ships Bermuda, a major celebration that will happen in Bermuda at the same time as the America’s Cup. Leg B ends on June 2 in Bermuda.
Trainee applications are now being accepted for Legs A & B (as well as all of the other legs of this summer’s voyage to Boston, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick). No experience is necessary to become a trainee aboard Picton Castle, just good health and a desire to be a working part of the crew. With the guidance of our experienced professional crew, you’ll quickly learn the ropes!