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Day's Run

Day’s Run – 2 July, 2018

Yesterday’s South Seas Seamanship Soiree was a big success. First a neck and neck game of pin rail chases, where a member from each team stands at the ready as the chief mate calls out a line and the three scurry to beat their opponents to touch the belaying pin first. Once each member of […]

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Day's Run Pacific Ocean World Voyage 7

Day’s Run – 30 June, 2018

Picton Castle made great headway last night, averaging 7 knots, staying on a southwest course falling off when the wind picked up. The advantage of being the only vessel for 1000+ miles, we have ample ocean room to play with. This morning the rigging gang headed out into the head rig with tar buckets tied […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 10 December, 2015

We held an inter-watch Seamanship Derby this afternoon to test the skills and knowledge of the crew after several weeks at sea. Together we have almost completed our North Atlantic crossing under square sail – an extremely rare achievement these days, of which all should be proud. All hands performed admirably, proving they know their […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – July 27, 2015

Today might be the first time ever aboard the Picton Castle that I was a tiny bit glad for the persistent not so great weather. Rather than leave Rockland amidst a bank of fog the Captain made the call for us to stay another night. What did this mean? It meant that after lunch the […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Chasing Pins

By Chelsea McBroom March 30th, 2014 I like to think about my first month aboard the Picton Castle, when there were nearly fifty people aboard sailing from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand. That was nearly six months ago now. One of the best things about being aboard the ship, and also maybe one of […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Seamanship Derby in the Tasman Sea

By Cheri Davidson October 22, 2013 Last Saturday we had the 8th Biennial Picton Castle Seamanship Derby to test the skills of our trainees and have bunches of fun. It’s best to do this kind of event on good weather days, and boy did we have it. Sunny skies, light winds and a temperature warm […]