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Day’s Run – 30 October, 2018

Whilst our North American loved ones are getting ready for Halloween and fall activities back home, we here on the Picton Castle are enjoying the weather that we’ve been so blessed with. The sun is powerfully hot, yet not the hottest we’ve endured on this voyage, luckily the wind is constant, and if you’re lucky […]

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RDV2017 Rendezvous 2017

Captain’s Log – 14 May, 2017 – Along the Coast of North Carolina

Written by Purser Allison Steele Waking at 0700 to a beaming sun was a far cry from the overcast and rainy morning of yesterday. Gone were the 10-foot swells and foul weather gear as some crew donned shorts and sandals today and spent extra time during their off watch to pitch in on deck. A […]

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Atlantic Ocean Bosun Scool

Captain’s Log – Bosun School 2016

Bosun School is┬ádone for this year. Another excellent Bosun School session has come to a close here on the waterfront in Lunenburg. We had a fine gang of keen marine students who will go far in the marine world as they wish. Since last September up until a few weeks ago they have been busy […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 16 May, 2016

Half Way! We are making a very good passage to France, 10 days out and half way across. Our Sunday weather system moved on overnight and the morning dawned clear with light cloud cover and a Force 4 wind. With this we set all sails in the morning watch. It was a good exercise as […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 2 November, 2015

After a chilly, windy night, today dawned sunny with the wind having moderated to a fresh breeze. Great sailing weather. The swell was still confused and lumpy from the blow, but it sorted itself out a good deal throughout the day. Overnight was the most wind many of this crew have ever seen at sea, […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 27 October 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Cold, clear sky, H 9c L1c, barometer 1036 A new aspect of ship work was added into training today. Two of the three watches went through a couple of rounds dropping, then hauling up the port anchor. This involves learning how to use the windless, the fish […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run: 1 October 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Rain, wind, temp 13c high 9c low Finally the day has arrived! Today is the official first day of the Trans-Atlantic Voyage. At muster this morning there were about 45 crew members ready and eager for the adventure to begin. Some have been here for a few […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – August 2, 2015

For those of us who sailed into Lunenburg in May amidst a three day rain and hail storm, we are finding the weather to date a little surprising. Here we are, having hoarded warm weather clothing for the past two months in preparation for a similar experience, and it has been nothing but sunny and […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – June 29, 2015

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday we began with 21 crew members, went down to 16 as people signed off and then shot up to 37 as new trainees arrived. With how busy the day was with the festival and store, it is only now that the change is readily apparent. There are people […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Maria’s Day Off Duty in Nuku Hiva

By Maria Andersen, apprentice from Denmark February 25th, 2014 As the day went by the Picton Castle saw the big island of Nuku Hiva coming closer, and when we climbed the masts to stow the sails we were welcomed by dolphins jumping and playing in the water. We anchored in the afternoon and were excited […]