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

Day’s Run – 27 June, 2016

As we approach the southwestern corner of the North Atlantic high, the wind has become gradually lighter. With as much sail set as we can carry, the ship is still doing well in the very moderate conditions. We are expecting this part of the crossing to be slower and are happy with the wind keeping […]

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

Day’s Run – 5 June, 2016

Today was spent at anchor in order to get some more safety drills down as well as give some of the crew some more practices in the pulling boat. After a week of clouds today turned sunny, a welcome change, and things began to feel a bit like summer. The anchor watches kept a close […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Captain’s Log – Caribbean Part II

Dominica to Petite Martinique Written by Purser Kate (B0b) Addison We got underway from Dominica on Monday 3rd March, bound for Bequia less than a hundred miles to the south.  Funny how short an overnight sail seems when you’re used to crossing oceans. Not long ago I would have thought it quite the adventure to […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 18 February, 2016

More whales off the ship today, but too far off to identify. Celestial navigation classes have reached a key point – putting all of the threads together to be able to draw a line of position on the chart based on the height of any celestial body at a known time. We’re using the sun […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 14 January, 2016

The wind built a little today to a perfect sailing breeze. It seems almost a shame to be so close to Dakar when we’re just getting into the routine of this excellent sailing passage. Yet more marine wildlife today with a big pod of dolphin playing all around the bow wave for ages before supper; […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 4 January, 2016

The watch and all new hands took turns to go out rowing in MONOMOY today.

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 15 December, 2015

The off-going watch (4-8) took our beautiful boat Momonoy out for a sail this morning before heading off for their two days ashore. It was quite a relaxed work day aboard the ship for the on-watch: getting lots of coats of paint on various open projects and slushing the rig with a tarry mixture while […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – July 21, 2015

REMARKS: We stayed in Portland one extra day, being today, in order to get accomplished a long list of tasks. By staying tied to the dock and focusing on what had to get done we have been able to steadily cross items off the list…without adding anything already done and then slashing a line through […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – July 10, 2015

The museum was fantastic! Inside they built a half size whaling ship with incredible attention to detail. All of the exhibits in fact were very well laid out, informative and interactive. Even better were the hoards of school kids that visited the museum who were actually smiling and happy to be there. On the ship […]

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Westward Bound

Union – Mayreau – Bequia

By Kate “Bob” Addison As crew on Picton Castle you get pretty familiar with long ocean passages, two or three thousand nautical miles, maybe a month or so out of sight of land and often whole oceans between port visits – all pretty standard, pretty cool but no big deal. But it’s pretty novel to […]