The Captain's Log

Picton Castle Captain and his crew post of their travels around the world.

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Day’s Run – April 24, 2024

Day’s Run – April 24, 2024 Date: 24 April 2024Sailing from: St. HelenaBound towards: Grenada, West IndiesNoon position: 09°24.4’S 014°40.7′ WCourse: NWxWSpeed: 5.9 knotsWind force …

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At Sea From St. Helena

At 0400 (that’s 4 AM) the moon has set allowing the stars of the Milky Way to shine sharply against the black night sky. No …

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Days at Sea

As always, it becomes time to sail. All Picton Castle hands had had a lovely visit at St Helena. It’s a spot that I have …

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Day’s Run – April 23, 2024

Date: 23 April 2024Sailing from: St. HelenaBound towards: Grenada, West IndiesNoon position: 09°34.1’S 012°18.6′ WCourse: NW 1/2 W compassSpeed: 5.4 knotsWind force and direction: Force …

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Day’s Run – April 19, 2024

Date: 19 April 2024 Sailing from: St. Helena Bound towards: Grenada Noon position: 14°31.6’S 007°39.1′ W Course: NxW Speed: 3.0 Knots Wind force and direction: …

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St. Helena

Picton Castle at anchor off Jamestown, St. Helena Island, 15 degrees south of the equator: We got the hook down at a good spot off …

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Day’s Run – April 18, 2024

Date: 18 April 2024 Sailing from: St. Helena Bound towards: Grenada Noon position: 15°12.3’S 006°40.6′ E Course: NNW Speed: 3.5 knots Wind force and direction: …

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Day’s Run – April 18, 2024

Date: 18 April 2024 Sailing from: St. Helena Bound towards: Grenada Noon position: 15°12.3’S 006°40.6′ E Course: NNW Speed: 3.5 knots Wind force and direction: …

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 St. Helena Island

The high volcanic island of St. Helena is located at 15-55 South / 055-43 West, pretty far from anywhere else. – Distance to Cape Town: …

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– Landfall at St. Helena

In the dark of night at 0100, the forward lookout came aft and reported a bright light fine on the port bow. It had to …

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