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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 – 9 June, 2016

The wind has been light, but we have been quite lucky with the weather in the Bay of Biscay. Known for its westerly gales and currents that have for hundreds of years been the bane of many a sailing ship, we have experienced nothing but light airs. As such we continue to steam and get […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 16 May, 2016

Half Way! We are making a very good passage to France, 10 days out and half way across. Our Sunday weather system moved on overnight and the morning dawned clear with light cloud cover and a Force 4 wind. With this we set all sails in the morning watch. It was a good exercise as […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 21 February, 2016

Rigged studding sails on the fore-mast today. Studding sails or st’n’s’ls are extra sails set in light airs to add sail area and thus a little extra speed running down wind. These lovely sails date from clippers ship days and before. The breeze was finally light enough to need them today, so anyone who wanted […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 7 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Sunny, warm, cool breeze, H 27c L 10c, barometer 1009 What a gorgeous day today was. The sun was shining and air warm as we went about our daily tasks. The 8-12 lucked out having today off, but then so did we as a work day hardly […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – July 29, 2015

The fact that we had to motor for a little bit this morning was more than made up for when, during the afternoon, we tacked the ship about four times then sailed onto the hook for the evening. While the tacking is going on there is so much to do it can be hard to […]

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Lunenburg Meet the Crew

Captain’s Log – A Bosun’s Work

September 22, 2011 On August 30th, 2011, when the Picton Castle’s 3rd official Bosun School commenced, we welcomed eight eager students to the program. Almost a month has passed since that first introductory day and so we felt it was time for another Captain’s Log to allow some of our supporters, alumni and sailing enthusiasts […]

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Atlantic Ocean Chibley Lunenburg Meet the Crew Miscellaneous World Voyage 5

In the Gulf Stream

In the Gulf Stream Captain Daniel D. Moreland At 0700 this Friday AM we are at 37-10N / 063-27W we are in the stream, predictably lumpy and uncomfortable but not too bad, seas 10’-14’– winds Wly at @ 20 /25kts – we are making 8 knots steering SEly towards a point east of 32N/60W – […]