The sail training ship Picton Castle, currently homeward bound following a 12-month voyage around the Atlantic Ocean, announced her next adventure. In May 2010, the 180-foot square rigger will cast off on a fifth circumnavigation of the world.
Up to 36 people from all walks of life will be accepted to join the ship on her voyage. Ports of call will include Panama, the Galapagos, Pitcairn Island, Mangareva, Tahiti, Rarotonga, Tonga, Fiji, Espirito Santo, Malekula, the Pentecost Islands, Bali, South Africa and the West Indies.
No previous sailing experience is necessary, but candidates must be of good health and a reasonable level of physical fitness.
The ship is expected to return May 23 to her North American home base of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and after a few weeks refit will embark on a nine-week summer program sailing along the coast of the Eastern United States and Canada.