Wednesday, 14 October 2009
The Picton Castles next world tour is announced
There will soon be a link with South Africas Bressay Bank Tall Ship,Captain Dan Moreland of the Picton Castle will be doing the ships rigging.I trust this is in our home port of Hout Bay.
Announcing Fifth World Voyage 2010-2011
On or about the first of May, 2010 the sail training ship, the Barque Picton Castle and her crew will set sail on a monumental 14-month voyage bound around the world. Up to 36 people from all walks of life will be accepted to join this tall ship for this challenging once in a lifetime opportunity—truly the ultimate voyage. These crew will dedicate themselves to seafaring under square-sail and to learning all they can from the ship, the ocean, new found friends on far flung islands, each other and themselves.
This voyage will take the ship and her crew over 30,000 blue-water, deep-sea miles circling the globe in fair winds and foul, pleasant trade-winds, calms and squalls. We will follow in the wake of great explorers and voyagers who came before us, sailing throughout the tropics, putting in at remote and storied ports of call. This voyage is expected to be the last world voyage of the Picton Castle under my command.
Captain Daniel D. Moreland