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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016 Day's Run La Grande Traversee

The wind has remained from the north and a few squalls overnight provided for some sail handling in the watches.  This morning dawned fair with a Force 4 Northerly and we made all sail except the Fore Topmast and Lower Studding Sails. With the fair weather continues much work aloft greasing wires, fixing mousings and […]

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

Day’s Run – 28 May, 2016

At 1140 in the AM local time, after 2,999 nautical miles and 22 days at sea PICTON CASTLE dropped anchor off Ile’ Aix in Basque Roads, about 8 miles from our final destination in the Port of La Rochelle.  We made a good passage overall, averaging about 5.5kts for the trip and it is very […]

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

Day’s Run – 27 May, 2016

Wind and sea have become calm as we cross the Bay of Biscay.  With only 100 miles to go a little afternoon we are anticipating anchoring tomorrow morning. With the sun shining most of the day we have swung into full port prep: a ship coming in from sea is always supposed, at least on […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 11 February, 2016

The trade winds continue to blow fresh, even boisterous. We have wind and current in our favour and the ship is surging along, surfing down the waves with white-caps and flying fish scattered all around. New hands continued with their splicing practice in the afternoon, and the celestial navigation classes got as far as calculating […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Days’ Run – 24 November, 2015

This morning at 0740 while the oncoming watch were below eating breakfast and the 4-8 had just finished the morning deck wash, the port martingale backrope parted, the resulting pressure from the headsails on the jibboom causing it to break at the cap. All hands were called to take in sail, and bear away from […]