YTH-1706 Tahi ra

YTH-1706 Tahi ra

After a farewell at Opua from friends, family and sponsors Far North Holdings, the perfect weather enticed our good ship north to head for the stunning Cavalli Islands…. what an adventure! Day 1 is always a day for orientation, the time for whakawhanaungatanga...
Pirate ship finds Gold

Pirate ship finds Gold

The R. Tucker Thompson has been assessed by Qualmark under the now, more stringent criteria and has been awarded Qualmark Gold for their organisation. Since being wholly owned by Tourism New Zealand, the Qualmark criteria have undergone a major overhaul. Previously...
YTH-1612: Back in the Bay

YTH-1612: Back in the Bay

The day began early with anchor and sails up by 0630, with a beautiful sail up the east coast rounding Cape Brett with lots of wind. Across the bay in flatter waters we all agreed to continue on. Trainees were soon aloft unfurling the topsails from the Black Rocks...
YTH-1612: Hiding in Whangaruru

YTH-1612: Hiding in Whangaruru

Waking this morning, the ship and crew are well up and tucked in the Whangaruru Harbour after seeking shelter from the overnight storm. The swim was cancelled this morning as the southerly gale swept the decks. Breakfast after duties then into the classroom for...