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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 23 November, 2015

Since the weather has been fair we’ve been doing lots of painting, so it was a well timed paint and coatings workshop this afternoon. Captain explained how any unprotected steel will quickly rust in the damp, salty marine environment, and how we counteract this by diligent and regular painting. It has been thus ever since […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 5 November, 2015

This afternoon’s workshop was a passage and weather update from the Captain. He explained that we’re making good progress, both in miles logged and in the developing competence of the crew. The watches were focussed on the mainsail today as we set it and took it in plenty of times depending on the wind: aloft […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Workshop on Stowing/Furling Sails

By Chelsea McBroom March 7th, 2014 Yesterday at 16:30 aboard the Picton Castle we had a workshop on stowing or furling sails. The Captain began by explaining that the difference between ‘stowing’ and ‘furling’ is that ‘furling’ is often the prettier version or the ‘harbour stow’, and ‘stowing’ is often used to refer to the […]