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Atlantic Ocean Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016 La Grande Traversee

The Making of La Grande Traversée

Back in the summer of 2016, Picton Castle sailed on a transatlantic voyage where we filmed a television series on the way from La Rochelle, France to Quebec City, Canada.  The show was called La Grande Traversée and followed the lives of 10 “colonists” who lived life on board as it would have been for […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016 Day's Run

Day’s Run – 8 June, 2016

As pleasant as yesterday’s sailing was it came to an end late last night when the wind died out completely. So on came the engine and in came the sails and we are now steaming toward Cape Finesterre. Taking advantage of the light conditions we have done much spot painting and have begun tarring the […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 23 May, 2016

Though we expected it to come on to blow during the night the wind remained moderate and gusty, making it seem as if it were about to pick up and then not. As such we carried easy sail through the night, Topsails and Courses, and it was in the early morning light that the wind […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 9 May, 2016

The Fog is with us again, closing in during the night. Though the visibility was less than half a mile this morning the sky was clear so all of the fog around us was brightly glowing with the sun, talk about blinding! Most of us tried to put on sun glasses but they just fogged up with all the moisture […]

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Meet the Crew Miscellaneous

Danmark Crossing the Atlantic

Picton Castle‘s Chief Mate on the Atlantic Voyage and World Voyage 5, Michael Moreland, is now sailing aboard the Danmark, Denmark’s national sail training ship. He joined the vessel in Lisbon in July and the ship is bound across the Atlantic to Philadelphia with a full ship of cadets on a sail training voyage, before heading […]