It was a beautiful sunny morning, with a gentle breeze that greeted our sail trainees joining us for this voyage. They hailed from all points across Tai Tokerau – from Kaitaia in the real far North, Hokianga in the West, Kaikohe in the mid North, Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, further south from Whangarei and south east from Ruakaka. All were welcomed on board and off they set, looking nervously back at their whanau, friends and siblings waving back to them from the shore. Off for 7-days of adventure at sea.Read More
Foul weather returned but that doesn’t worry the crew any more. So bright and early after breakfast and chores we left Whangamumu. Slight swell but no challenge for the good ship and hardened sailors. A little bit of liquid sunshine, plenty of wind and plenty of green water on deck to catch out the unwary.Read More
The Tucker and trainees are hiding out at Waipiro Bay in good shelter; tomorrow they are going to brave the big bad sea and head round Cape Brett to Whanagamu.Read More
The forecast rain held off as our third youth voyage for the winter prepared for departure today. Another 12 youngsters from as far north as Kaitaia, Taipa, Okaihau, Kamo, Dargaville and as far afield as Christchurch gathered on board today. There were some nervous faces on the youngsters as the parents and whanau watched them set off for another voyage of self-discovery.Read More
After a full-on summer blessed with endless sunshine, we completed a quick turnaround on Wednesday, transforming our Good Ship into our winter home and ready to take 150 or more young people from Te Tai Tokerau on amazing adventures!
Our much loved crew of Captain Uncle Steve with old hands Rob and Kylie are joined by our new crew member Wayne on his first youth voyage adventure. Twelve youngsters from throughout the region dutifully arrived (some of them very early) ready to discover what the next week will hold in store.Read More