The Captain's Log

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

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Day’s Run – May 9, 2024

Date: 9 May 2024Sailing from: St. HelenaBound towards: Grenada, West IndiesNoon position: 00°04.3’S 043°46.8′ WCourse: N 1/2 WSpeed: 6.3 knotsWind force and direction: Force 3 …

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Day’s Run – May 8, 2024

Date: 8 May 2024Sailing from: St. HelenaBound towards: Grenada, West IndiesNoon position: 01°22.6’S 041°43.6′ WCourse: NW 1/2 WSpeed: 7.4 knotsWind force and direction: Force 3 …

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Day’s Run – May 7, 2024

Date: 7 May 2024Sailing from: St. HelenaBound towards: Grenada, West IndiesNoon position: 02°22.2’S 038°55.8′ WCourse: NW 1/2 WSpeed: 6.7 knotsWind force and direction: Force 3 …

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Day’s Run – May 6, 2024

Date: 6 May 2024Sailing from: St. HelenaBound towards: Grenada, West IndiesNoon position: 03°01.3’S 036°20.1′ WCourse: NW 1/2 WSpeed: 6.3 knotsWind force and direction: Force 5Seas/swell: …

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Captain’s Log – Off Brazil in Fresh Winds

The circumperambulating Barque Picton Castle sailed dramatically out of sweet sunny SE tradewinds a few days ago and into the InterTropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ hereafter). …

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Day’s Run – May 5, 2024

Date: 5 May 2024Sailing from: St. HelenaBound towards: Grenada, West IndiesNoon position: 03°25.6’S 033°53.4′ WCourse: WxN 1/2 NSpeed: 4.6 knotsWind force and direction: Force 4 …

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Day’s Run – May 4, 2024

Date: 4 May 2024Sailing from: St. HelenaBound towards: Grenada, West IndiesRemarks: A grey sky greeted the 8-12 watch as they took the deck this morning …

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Captain’s Log – Approaching The Line

It’s all pretty sweet here with perfect tradewind conditions in the Picton Castle, 300 miles east of Recife on the Atlantic hump of Brazil. We …

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Day’s Run – May 3, 2024

Date: 3 May 2024Sailing from: St. HelenaBound towards: Grenada, West IndiesNoon position: 06°22.3’S 031°18.1′ WCourse: N 1/2 WSpeed: 5.3 knotsWind force and direction: Force 5 …

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Day’s Run – May 1, 2024

Date: 1 May 2024Sailing from: St. HelenaBound towards: Grenada, West IndiesNoon position: 08°26.3’S, 028°26.9′ WCourse: NW x WSpeed: 3.7 knotsWind force and direction: Force 4 …

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