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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016 Day's Run La Grande Traversee

Day’s Run – 3 July, 2016

We were expecting more wind and we got it, overnight the wind began to build and we began to shorten sail. By morning the ship was down to Topsails and Course sailing on the wind in a Force 6 breeze. In the late afternoon the wind moderated just enough to re-set the Main T’gallant but […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016 Day's Run La Grande Traversee

Day’s Run – 26 June, 2016

An overcast Sunday at sea. The wind has faired a little more and the Studding Sail booms were run out again this morning. To mark the occasion of being a little more than half way across we held a ‘social hour’ on the quarter deck this afternoon, and to counter the grey day the crew […]

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

Day’s Run – 12 June, 2016

The wind again left us last night prompting us to yet again fire up the trusty B&W. We will continue to steam through the day and the forecast is finally looking favourable for finding the NW trade winds sometime tonight or tomorrow. And find them we must as PICTON CASTLE will have to make well […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 15 May, 2016

The wind moderated this morning again and the skies cleared for the early morning. As the Sunday galley team prepared breakfast (giving Donald a much deserved day off) PICTON CASTLE is pushed easily along and the sun is shining brightly. A lovely way to start our Sunday.   This didn’t last for long however; the next […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 22 November, 2015

We are still sailing close to the wind to make as much easting as possible, the crew are learning to sail ‘full and by the wind’. Since the weather was good and the winds light, the watches had some time to get on with personal projects on watch – practicing knots and marlinspike seamanship, reading, […]

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Day's Run Westward Bound

Day’s Run – May 10, 2015

Sunday at sea. The Captain held an afternoon workshop on squall management as we’ve seen a few over the last couple of days, and their strength and frequency might increase as we get north. After the workshop we had a relaxed social hour midships with popcorn, chat and dominoes. BOUND FROM: Oranjestad, Aruba, Caribbean Sea […]

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Westward Bound

Sunday at Sea – The Dayman Version

By Kate “Bob” Addison While watches are kept night and day while we’re at sea, on a long passage like this one, we also engage in a time honoured deep-water sailing ship tradition of turning some of the crew to on deck as daymen. In fine weather on long passages, large sailing ships would take […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Denise’s Birthday

By apprentice Denise Knudsen So it became the 19th of January, my 20th birthday. It started with my night watch 10 minutes before midnight (I’m on the 12-4). It was a typically windy and cold night. We (the watch) took over the deck and at midnight sharp, two of my shipmates Beamy and Mark started […]

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World Voyage 5

Bizarre Bazaar

What started out as a discussion between Paul and Nadja (about auctioning off the overflowing lost & found bin) hatched an idea which grew up to be bizarre. A Bizarre Bazaar that is! You see, we keep a lost & found tote in the salon. People inevitably leave a book on the foc’sle head when […]