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Day’s Run – 17 December, 2018

Beautiful Indian Ocean sailing as we scoot along between five and six knots, overcast yet still bright, with a pleasant breeze to cool us down while we shake off the sugar intake from yesterday’s DIY sundaes. The deck was humming with activity today. Sailmaker apprentice Sue, of England, and sailmaker extraordinaire John, of Massachusetts, hauled […]

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Day’s Run – 6 July, 2018

The wind is directly aft of us, yards are braced square and we’re sailing along in a fine Force 3, or 12 to 15 knot winds, and gently rolling with the wide-spread swell typical of the vast Pacific Ocean. This morning Picton Castle, in all her white hull, white canvas glory, sailed under a big […]

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Day's Run World Voyage 7

Day’s Run – May 8, 2018

Ship’s work: A sun filled blue sky morning, we couldn’t ask for more pleasant sailing weather. The well deck is sprinkled with remnants of saw dust and wood shavings, as the bosun and assistants are busy upgrading the forward head. At the aft end of the ship the sail maker is pleasantly hand seaming together […]

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Atlantic Ocean Miscellaneous RDV2017 Rendezvous 2017 Summer 2017

Captain’s Log – Fish On!!

  Fish On!!! The best words shouted while at sea! On our sail to Bermuda or on any other passage, we like to drag a few lines in hopes of catching the elusive Mahi Mahi or any great fish we can lure aboard. Personally, my favourite rig is a 10-12′ bungee cord with 150lb test […]

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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Bound For The Final Port Of The Voyage

By Kate “Bob” Addison Thursday May 9, 2013 20-25’S 159-08’W Picton Castle is sailing along, steering full-and-by the wind, which is an east by south Force 4. We’re 60 miles NE of Rarotonga, our home port and also the final port of this seven month South Pacific Voyage. The plan is to arrive soon after […]

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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Towards Panama

December 4th, 2012 Tuesday morning dawns bright as Picton Castle rounds and shapes up on a SWly heading past Columbia on our approach to Panama. Our position is 10Deg57’N 17Deg45’W, speed over ground 8 knots, and we have topsails set as we motor sail through these uncharacteristically light winds. Temperature is a steady 30 degrees […]