Phone number :  902-634-9984
Fax number : 902-634-9985
E-Mail : E-mail inquiries to : David Robinson at
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Adress :

Staff Crew 2006
Box 1076
Postal code : B0J 2C0
City : Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Country : Canada

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Kind of job: Sailing
Job offer: Skipper and officers
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Description of the job :  
Barque Picton Castle seeking a Skipper and other officers for Winter trips in the Caribbean in 2006-07.

The Picton Castle will sail from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada to the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies in October of 2006. The ship will conduct sail training sailing trips between the islands of Barbados, Grenada and the British Virgin Islands and most of the islands in between in the Eastern Caribbean. The Picton Castle is looking for one or more Skippers to sail the ship and oversee the sail-training and seafaring program. The Picton Castle is a very traditional, conventional square-rigger about the same size as the GEORG STAGE with cotton sails, manila running rigging, hand-powered anchor windlass and ship's boats for exercise and shore-going. The Picton Castle carries a total of 12 officers, petty officers and up to 40 trainees. Staff include: Captain, Chief Mate, 2nd Mate, 3rd Mate, 1&2 Engineer, Bosun, 3 AB's, Purser/Chief Steward, Cook. There is no academic program besides learning the ship. The ship and teaching seamanship and all to do with that is the program and the idea is also to have a fun and enriching experience in the wonderful West Indian Islands with good sailing and fine anchorages. An emphasis is also put on learning about and experiencing Caribbean culture and meeting people of the Caribbean away from the holiday resorts. Captain Moreland wishes to turn the Picton Castle over to a keen, qualified sailing ship Master who likes to teach about ships and seafaring and who is willing and capable of taking charge and running a proper but happy ship. Picton Castle  shore staff and Captain Moreland will be functioning in a full support mode particularly with information and "local knowledge" of the islands.
The Picton Castle is accepting applications and letters of interest for any of the above positions.
The Picton Castle is currently in the South Atlantic on the homeward bound leg of her 4th voyage around the world. The Picton Castle  was bought in Norway, steamed to Nova Scotia where she was established, rigged and refitted as a deep-water sail training ship 1997 the express purpose of having a sail training ship that would focus on seamanship skills and blue-water voyaging alone as much as possible. The ship is divided into 6 water-tight compartments with 5 bulkheads, three water-tight doors, all deck openings are along the center-line and the ship is out-fitted and equipped with all safety, communications, and rescue gear to the highest standard. 

To learn more about Picton Castle view the web-site at

The Picton Castle is also sailing into the Great Lakes of the USA and Canada in June 2006 for the summer and has the Chief Mate position open as well.


Region/city :

The Caribbean