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Day’s Run – 11 December, 2018

At daybreak, the call came to loose the square sails. Crew climbed aloft in the rigging, pulling themselves up the shrouds, laying out onto the yards and loosing the furled sail. By 0800, the watches on deck hauled on lines, yanked on braces and heaved on halyards, setting our eight current square sails (our royals […]

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Day’s Run – 3 July, 2018

The wind has faired as expected. Now it is no longer abeam but well aft. Ocean ocean everywhere. This morning began with gusty winds and larger seas than what we’ve had on this passage. Picton Castle sailed beautifully through the slightly heavier conditions. Light rain on the quarterdeck as the moon was fading off into […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 3 April 2016

A squally Sunday at sea today, some swell running and darker skies.  The captain and mates have been studying the weather charts carefully over the last couple of days, watching a deep low pressure system that’s running up the coast of the USA.  Seems like we’re being affected by the tail-end of this low, with […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 12 November, 2015

It was busy in the Bosun’s domain on the well deck today as the good weather allowed rigging projects to get going. The small seas and sunshine were a delight for the navigators and sailmakers too – noon sights were satisfyingly accurate today, and the Captain brought a sail up to the quarterdeck to work […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 6 November, 2015

Fairly big seas today, the final remnants of last night’s strong winds. Some water sloshing across the main deck and out through the freeing ports. Occasionally a bigger wave comes over the rail and you can hear where it hit by the sound of the shriek – unless the watch were quick enough to get […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 21 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Partly cloudy, cool, H 9c L 4c, barometer 1014 Daily Log: Today’s first lesson arrived at our morning muster, directly after breakfast. The Captain spoke about the importance of continually checking the lines when it’s raining and putting slack in them whenever necessary. When wet, the manila […]