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

Day’s Run – 11 June, 2016

We continued to sail slowly through the night along the Iberian coast. This provided a great opportunity to drill in sail handling at night and the watches ran through the preparations for squall response in getting all of the sail in aft and the getting in the ‘kites’. A square rigger’s safest point of sail […]

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

Day’s Run – 7 June, 2016

The tide waits for no man, and as such PICTON CASTLE hove up anchor at the turn of the tide a little after 0600 this morning. With a light Northerly breeze making up we quickly set all sail and began to work the ship to windward out of the roads. As the breeze picked up, […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 20 May, 2016

After a squally night under Topsails the cold front passed through in the early morning and the weather started to clear off and settle into a moderate westerly breeze. At first light we made sail to the Royals and continued on our way, still sailing to the South of East. We are currently making for […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 10 February, 2016

These Atlantic trade winds are blowing some fresh, and we’re romping along under t’gallant sails making excellent speeds with flying fish scattering about. Seas and skies are blue and the dusty Sahara haze of Africa is diminishing. SHIP’S WORK: Continue work on spars and planking for our wooden boat project, starboard main footrope maintenance, greasing […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 9 February, 2016

Westward bound for the Caribbean. Our first day at sea for a couple of weeks, and it’s good to get back into ship’s routines as we set out on our second Transatlantic of this voyage. This passage is set to be a good one, with consistently fair and moderate, even fresh winds and sunny weather […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 8 October, 2015

It’s difficult to take pictures of heavy weather at sea. Braced against the rail with the wind singing in the rigging and the decks lurching under you as she dances along, skipping over 10 foot swell with the white water churning under the bow and sloshing across the main deck and salt spray in your […]