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Bosun Scool Lunenburg

Captain’s Log – Introduction to Sailmaking

Captain Moreland started the sailmaking section of the Bosun School by explaining the shape of a headsail and how to do a first layout of one of these sails.  Bosun School students will start their hands-on practice by making a ditty bag (more on that later), then will learn how to repair sails, and will […]

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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 […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – August 5, 2015

REMARKS: Home sweet home! By 0900 this morning we were underway for the last time on this voyage. We loosed and set all the sails then got busy sailing right into Lunenburg harbour, accompanied of course by several boats. As the town itself came into view – such a beautiful sight – we stood at […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – June 22, 2015

REMARKS: Coming into Annapolis we were escorted by all kinds of marine craft. Some stayed with us for a while, some came by for a quick look then motored off at top speed. We’ve a busy week ahead so the Captain kept the projects to a minimum and gave each watch some time ashore. SHIP’S […]

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Miscellaneous Uncategorized World Voyage 5

Strong Tradewinds-Passage to Rarotonga #1

21-12S / 139-23W The Picton Castle is sailing strong out here in the South Pacific Ocean – as I write we are under all plain sail in force 5 tradewinds blowing in from the NE. With Manga Reva well astern we are steering northwest around the infamous French nuclear test site atoll, Marururoa about 20 […]