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 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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Passage to St Helena

Picton Castle is in flying fish seas AND we have crossed the Prime Meridian into the western hemisphere here in the South Atlantic Ocean in …

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Day’s Run – April 11, 2024

Date: 11 April 2024 Sailing from: Luderitz, Namibia Bound towards: St. Helena Noon position: 16°48.8’S 003°42.9′ E Course: NNW Speed: 4.5 knots Wind force and …

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CREW MAIL:

The next time the crew will be able to receive mail is in the Caribbean.  Here is the address: Crew name PICTON CASTLE c/o David …

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Day’s Run – April 10, 2024

Date: 10 April 2024 Sailing from: Luderitz, Namibia Bound towards: St. Helena Noon position: 17°44.5’S 002°13.8′ E Course: NWxW 1/2 W Speed: 5.4 knots Wind …

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Sailing NW Up the South Atlantic Ocean in our Barque

We have crossed the Tropic of Capricorn in the Picton Castle and are now officially back in the tropics. Soon should be seeing flying fish. …

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Day’s Run – April 9, 2024

Date: 9 April 2024 Sailing from: Luderitz, Namibia Bound towards: St. Helena Noon position: 17°36.5’S 000°00.4′ E Course: NWxW Speed: 5.4 knots Wind force and …

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Day’s Run – April 8, 2024

Date: 8 April 2024 Sailing from: Luderitz, Namibia Bound towards: St. Helena Noon position: 17°40.3’S 002°16.0′ E Course: NWxW Speed: 5.9 knots Wind force and …

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