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Ship’s Doctor – Sail the South Pacific  

Picton Castle is in immediate need of a ship’s doctor for Leg 2 of our seventh world circumnavigation voyage.  Join Picton Castle about August 11 in the Cook Islands, sail the South Pacific Ocean, the Timor Sea, the Torres Strait, and the Coral Sea, signing off in Bali about October 29. Picton Castle carries up […]

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Now Hiring Mates

Picton Castle is now accepting applications for Mates/Watch Officers for the upcoming voyage. The voyage begins early 2018 and runs until May 2019. This is a sail training voyage for adults and will consist of significant blue-water passages. Qualification requirements vary by position, but all professional crew must have STCW Basic Safety Training and extensive […]

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Hiring Staff Crew for Rendezvous 2017

Picton Castle carries a full complement of 52 people, which includes 40 trainee crew and 12 professional crew. While trainee crew don’t need to have any experience sailing, our professional crew are qualified, certified, knowledgeable mariners with hands-on experience. Because Picton Castle is a training ship they have to not only be excellent seafarers, they […]

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Lunenburg Miscellaneous Position Available

Picton Castle Itinerary Update

For those of you who keep up with our website regularly, you’ll notice a change to our voyaging plans for 2016-2017. Sometimes an opportunity comes along that is worth changing plans for. This is the case this time. This summer, we’ll be involved in a special project that will see Picton Castle make two back-to-back […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – June 13, 2015

Wow – what a day! We opened the ship for tours from 9am-4pm and had a steady stream of people all day. The heat and humidity was fierce and our crew did an admirable job of keeping each other hydrated and/or rotating through the sunny areas of the ship. The people coming aboard were in […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – June 12, 2015

Reports from crew members ashore say the ice cream is plentiful, the coffee fantastic and both are just the thing to while away the time it takes to finish a load of laundry. On the ship we hosted the Welcome Party for 50-60 people, copious amounts of food and a live band. Our crew did […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – June 10, 2015

The best part about today was the special treat of being able to ride in the skiff to take pictures of the Picton Castle with all sails set. Despite there being little to no wind we had all the sail set to dry from the rain of two nights ago. SHIP’S WORK: We finished up […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – June 8, 2015

What a busy day today has been! Once again we were able to sail with all sails set. This does require a fairly steady stream of sail handling in order to catch as much wind as possible. This, in turn, means the skill set of our trainees continues to improve. As we sailed into the […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – June 7, 2015

Millions of stars, a stunning sunrise and a clear blue sky ushered us through the day today. The sun is hot, the breeze cool and the occasional wave soaking has become something to look forward to once again. To top all of that off, in the last few minutes of the 6am-12pm watch the sudden […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – June 6, 2015

Emerging from a foggy early morning we once again find the temperature slowly creeping upwards. It is with pleasure that most of us have shed one layer of clothes though the foulies are not far out of reach. As the day progressed we set one sail after another until finally there were none left to […]