R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust
The R. Tucker Thompson is an iconic tall ship based in the Bay of Islands. Operated as a social enterprise, we run tourism sailings over summer, with profits used to fund youth development voyages over winter. Do join us!
Our latest survey for 2016 into the effectiveness of our Youth Development Voyages has just been released. It makes interesting reading and we are proud to be making a real difference for our youth.
Bay of Islands Sailing
The best day of any holiday in New Zealand!
Youth development voyages
Venture into the unknown and change your life forever!
Ahoy friends and family, from the R. Tucker Thompson. The last day has gone so quickly! We started the day with a sleep in and even skipped the morning swim- the cold Southwesterlies made the water look very unappealing. Chores done and breakfast had, we headed off to...read more
Ahoj from the good ship R Tucker Thompson. Today was an early start, with trainees woken by the engine revs at 6am. The morning started off beautifully, with the sun rising over the horizon and everyone with a hot choccy in hand we headed out of Whangaruru and back to...read more
Ahoy from the happy ship R. Tucker Thompson. Bright blue skies and flat seas welcomed the sunrise and made perfect conditions for our morning swim, everyone jumped in with a minimum of grumbling and then we all tucked into our morning duties. How the brass gleamed in...read more
Kia ora from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, safe at anchor well to the south, tucked in under Paparahi. With the winds last night howling through the halyards and rattling the ratlines we awoke this morning to calm, sunshine and extensive blue skies with the promise...read more
Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson anchored up in Orokawa for the night after a busy day. Up with the sun for the morning swim and quick deck shower then into duties as the breakfast was prepared. A fine feed to set us up for the day, the Tucker challenge was...read more
Kia Ora everyone! Day one has been a busy and productive day. Leaving friends and whanau at Opua wharf, we sailed out into the bay heading for Moturoa Island. While we sailed along, everyone became more familiar with their home for the week, going over an orientation...read more
John F Kennedy
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.