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Day's Run World Voyage 7

Day’s Run – 26 December, 2018

Calm, steady winds this morning, with a current that is conveniently headed in the same direction as we are, west, pushing the ship another knot faster. And just like that we are getting back into our regular schedule of ship’s work, as we are all in need of burning off yesterday’s delicious desserts and a […]

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Day's Run World Voyage 7

Day’s Run – 25 December, 2018

Merry Christmas all! It’s 2000 here aboard the Picton Castle as we sail west into a gorgeous Christmas evening sunset. We had an amazing sunny day, the hatch was full of gifts and our hand made stockings were full to the brims with goodies. By 1000 am everyone was awake and gathered amidships around the […]

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Day's Run World Voyage 7

Day’s Run – 24 December, 2018

‘Twas the night before Christmas and on board Picton Castle  Not a trainee was stirring, all was quiet in the forecastle The stockings were hung by the scuttle with care, In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there; The off-watch were nestled all snug in their beds; While visions of short splices danced in […]

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Day’s Run – 18 December, 2018

Last night we steadily sailed along under the blanket of twinkling stars, topping out at 7 knots. One week today until Christmas at Sea! Hopefully everyone on board has finished their Christmas shopping, there’s no running to the store on Christmas Eve for us sailors. We have to be savvy and creative in terms of […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 20 December, 2015

Sailed past the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura this morning, leaving them 35 miles off to port. It seems like we only just left Africa, and already we’re in the Canary Islands, expecting to sail past Tenerife and arrive at La Gomera tomorrow. SHIP’S WORK: Sunday at sea. This passage is a short one so […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 19 December, 2015

It was the final ditty bag workshop today: fitting the wooden bottom and splicing on a becket for the handle and there you have it: a properly made canvas bag to keep your ditties in. The night watches started baking overnight tonight – got to lay in plenty of cookies and treats for Christmas! SHIP’S […]

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Day's Run Westward Bound

Day’s Run – December 27

BOUND FROM: Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean TOWARDS: Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean TIME ZONE: GMT +3 NOON POSITION: 30°56.1’S /031°36.5’E DAYS RUN: 140nm PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1,457nm DISTANCE REMAINING: 789nm WIND: Wind Force 5, NExE WEATHER: fair, overcast, visibility very good, barometer 1017 millibars and falling slowly SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: Easterly, 3m […]

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Day's Run Westward Bound

Day’s Run – December 26

BOUND FROM: Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean TOWARDS: Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean TIME ZONE: GMT +3 NOON POSITION: 30°31.3’S /034°16.6’E DAYS RUN: 120 nm PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1317 nm DISTANCE REMAINING: 950 nm WIND: Wind Force 5, Southerly WEATHER: fair, 6/8 cloud, visibility very good, barometer 1016 millibars and steady SWELL HEIGHT & […]

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Day's Run Westward Bound

Day’s Run – December 25

BOUND FROM: Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean TOWARDS: Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean TIME ZONE: GMT +3 NOON POSITION: 29°57.9’S /036°26.7’E DAYS RUN: 71nm PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1,197nm DISTANCE REMAINING: 1,037nm WIND: Wind Force 3-4, NxE WEATHER: fair, 1/8 cloud, visibility very good, barometer 1016 millibars and steady SWELL HIGHT & DIRECTION: NNE 1-2m […]

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Day's Run Westward Bound

Day’s Run – December 24

BOUND FROM: Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean TOWARDS: Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean TIME ZONE: GMT +3 (we retarded the clocks an hour last night, we’re now the same zone as Nairobi and Kuwait) NOON POSITION: 29°14.9’S/037°32.3’E DAYS RUN: 94nm PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1,126nm DISTANCE REMAINING: 1,129nm WIND: Wind Force 3, NNE WEATHER: fair, […]