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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016 La Grande Traversee

Day’s Run – 18 June, 2016

Our tradewind passage continues, we are expecting though that the winds might get a little light at our current latitude so in the morning watch we wore ship to head further south in hopes of steadier winds. With the good weather the flurry of day work continues as well: many new ratlines going up, coatings […]

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

Day’s Run – 15 June, 2016

Our good sailing continues. We had a few squalls during the night and the crew reacted well getting sail off aft to get the ship downwind. After the squalls blew out it was back to the halyards and under full sail again. Turns out all of that practise on the calm nights has paid off. […]

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

Day’s Run – 5 June, 2016

Today was spent at anchor in order to get some more safety drills down as well as give some of the crew some more practices in the pulling boat. After a week of clouds today turned sunny, a welcome change, and things began to feel a bit like summer. The anchor watches kept a close […]

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

Day’s Run – 28 May, 2016

At 1140 in the AM local time, after 2,999 nautical miles and 22 days at sea PICTON CASTLE dropped anchor off Ile’ Aix in Basque Roads, about 8 miles from our final destination in the Port of La Rochelle.  We made a good passage overall, averaging about 5.5kts for the trip and it is very […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 18 May, 2016

What a day! Beautiful warm and sunny, and a fresh westerly breeze to boot. In the morning we made full sail, the wind being just right to have every stitch full and drawing, the ship bounded along all afternoon making upwards of 8 knots at times. The sailmakers finished the roping of the new Main T ‘gallant Staysail and ran […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 17 May, 2016

The Crew kept busy through the night with sail drills now that we are able to carry more sail.  In the morning it was time to make a little more ground to the north, we wore ship at the 0800 watch change and set Royals.  The clouds blew off and the sun warmed the deck […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 16 February, 2016

What to say? Another perfect trade-wind passage making day bound from Africa for the West Indies. Yards squared, all sail set to the royals. Too fresh for studding sails, flying fish scattering either side of the ship, blue seas with white caps. Changing out sailmaking, rigging, carpentry daymen tomorrow so more folks get a chance. […]