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Bermuda and to Sea

Picton Castle sailed into Bermuda from Jost Van Dyke, 850 nautical miles to the south, just ahead of tropical storm Andrea. We got secured at Ordnance Island at noon before shifting over to Penno’s Wharf. We were very graciously allowed to stay here for the duration of our visit. Once there at 8:30 in the […]

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Boat Carpenter Internship

In the coming summer of 2019 the Sail Training Ship, the Barque Picton Castle is offering a spot aboard for a scholarship boat carpenter internship. Picton Castle will join the fleet of sailing ships voyaging the Great Lakes of Canada and the USA on this year’s Tall Ships Challenge series. Carpenter and shipwright projects that […]

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Days Run May 29, 2019

At noon on May 29, 2019, Picton Castle was at 34-55N and 065-00W. Steering a northerly course. Bermuda is 265 nautical miles astern. The mouth of the Chesapeake Bay is 525 nautical miles on our port beam. Cross Island off Lunenburg 452 nautical miles dead ahead. We are also about a day away from the […]

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Day’s Run 28 May 2019

A good sail out Town Cut, St George’s, Bermuda under full sail. Nice warm day to start our climb north to Nova Scotia. Date: May 28,  2019 From: St George’s, Bermuda Towards: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada Noon position: 34° 33′ N / 064° 35’W Course: SWly, at noon steering NE in a frontal passage. Desired […]

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Passage to Bermuda, North Bound

This has not been the finest sailing passage from the British Virgin Islands northbound for Bermuda and Nova Scotia. Winds started out light as Picton Castle and crew sailed north out of Jost Van Dyke and past Anegada into the North Atlantic for the first time in a year. Still warm, it remained so all […]

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Day’s Run 21 May 2019

Pilot aboard. Headed into Ordnance Island at St George’s, Bermuda to go alongside to clear in and dodge the winds. Date: May 21, 2019 From: Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands, West Indies Towards: St George’s, Bermuda Noon position: off St David’s Head, Bermuda at 29°-30′ North Latitude / 063°-34′ West Longitude Course and speed: […]

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Day’s Run 20 May 2019

Motoring along in light winds, could sail (slowly) but want to get into Bermuda and secured before this low pressure to our west catches up with us. A very early season tropical circular system. Should fall apart soon, but should not exist at all… Date: May 20,  2019 From: Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands, […]

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Day’s Run 19 May 2019

Motoring along here in light winds, could sail (slowly) but want to get into Bermuda and secured before a new low-pressure system passes over and makes winds all contrary. Date: May 19, 2019 From: Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands, West Indies Towards: St George’s, Bermuda Noon position: 27°-02′ North Latitude / 062°-13′ West Longitude […]

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Interlude at Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

The Picton Castle sailed in and anchored under sail at Jost Van Dyke, in the British Virgin Islands, after a short two-day passage. We had been in the Saints just south of Guadeloupe. And a small rendezvous with Carriacou Sloop Genesis off Nevis. Jost (as we call it, pronounced Yost, although lately we are hearing […]

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Day’s Run 18 May 2019

Still pushing. Rainy and squally. Not bad though. In the old days of my youth with all this rain we would be out in it with a bar of soap getting squeaky clean. But we have freshwater showers now so why bother… Trainee Sue is getting her ratline seizing done. Sue is a strong sailor. […]