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Back-to-Back Transatlantics Voyage

Day’s Run – 8 May, 2016

REMARKS: After a night of sailing in moderate conditions under Topsails and Courses (still with the ever present fog) this morning it came on to blow fresh. By 1100 the wind was up to Force 8 from the South and all hands were called to take in and furl Upper Topsails and the Mainsail. As […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 22 February, 2016

Just another trade-wind Monday. There are now at least four sailmakers working on the quarterdeck at any one time, and four or five carpenters working midships getting Karl planked up, or planning down the mast on the port side of the well deck. The starboard well-deck is a cat’s cradle of footropes and cranelines getting […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – July 28, 2015

Always expect the unexpected on the Picton Castle. When pulling up anchor this morning it was looking like we would have to motor for a good portion of today’s journey. Not so – rather we sailed, albeit slowly, to our next destination. Upon arrival we furled sails faster than normal as a thunderstorm was on […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – July 25, 2015

REMARKS: Did you know that if you are not one of the people assigned to rust bust, the sound of 10 chipping hammers being used at the same time sounds kind of nice. Like a chorus of softly clinking metal. Listening to it, and trying to pick out what song it most sounded like, certainly […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – July 22, 2015

Coolest thing ever today – this morning we sailed off the dock out of the harbour in Portland. We have a small crew, a third of which is new, and still we were able to do it! To sweeten the day we also had what I can only think of as a ‘drive by’ by […]

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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 […]