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.
Ono Ra Ahoij from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, with a ship full of happy faces, stories, memories of the week past, and contemplate the excitement of tomorrow’s homecoming. 1400 at Marsden Cove remember!!! Today started with the traditional morning splash and...read more
Hello again from the seafarers. Today we awoke at 0600 before the dawn. Up anchor and away with warm hot chocolates in hand to watch the sun rise as we set out towards the Poor Knights Islands. As the sun rose, we were escorted by a friendly pod of Common Dolphins,...read more
Kia Ora friends and family. It was a clear blue sky as we awoke for our refreshing morning dip. Chores were a breeze and breakfast went down well before we lowered the dinghy and made our way to the beach at Mimiwhangata. To make the most of the nice soft sand we...read more
Hey folks, We have begun our journey down the coast! Tonight we are anchored near Mimiwhangata Peninsular after sailing along in a stiff breeze and making great time. The morning started as usual, swim, duties and breakfast, followed by a lesson in basic navigation...read more
Hello all ye Land Lubbers ashore, Our day began with the traditional morning swim to wake everyone up. Then the Trainees were introduced to morning duties, scrubbing the decks, polishing the brass and cleaning below decks. After a warm breakfast it was time to begin...read more
Kia Ora Whanau. Today we welcomed 12 new trainees aboard. After our farewells with family and friends, we cast off of Opua wharf where we set the foresail and made our way towards Moturua Island. Along the way we introduced the trainees to each other with the name...read more
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!
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.