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

Day’s Run – 10 June, 2016

This morning dawned clear and bright along the Spanish coast. We made our way through the traffic lanes off Cape Finesterre in the early morning hours with all of the ships bound between Europe and the rest of the world. As we cleared out of the Traffic Separation Scheme the wind filled into a Force […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 24 May, 2016

The Gale continued on through the night, pushing us further to the north east. ┬áBut just before noon the wind started to abate, the rain showers cleared off and at the watch change the wind was down enough for us to set all sail. With all of our sails being cotton canvass we need to […]

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Westward Bound

Sailmaking in Cape Town

By Lead Seaman and Sailmaker Aspirant Amy Barlow Monday January 26th, 2015 When the Picton Castle was alongside Jetty 2 in the V&A Basin of Cape Town, just next to the ship was a fine, small and empty shed about 70 feet by 40 feet. It was clean, dry and with a smooth floor. This […]