Ono Ra

Ono Ra

Hello Everyone, Day six and our last full day on the ship. Sadly we had to say an early good bye to Chantelle who was feeling quite unwell and she got the best service fast ride back to her family onshore. We hope to see her again someday. Today, snorkelling in the...
Rima Ra

Rima Ra

Hello Family and Friends, Our fifth day out and finally we see the sun again! We set sail after the normal morning routine. The trainees are becoming well skilled at hauling the anchored, checking the engine, and raising the sails. By the time we rounded Okahu Island,...
Wha ra

Wha ra

We decided the trainees could have a slight sleep in today due to the gloomy weather. As everyone awoke it was only seconds before they got into the water, excited to have their nice warm morning shower. We continued with the morning duties before our delicious...
Toru Ra

Toru Ra

We awoke at 0700 hrs to grey skies with a bit of swell. The day got under way with a refreshing morning swim followed by a hot shower, then it was taking care of ”house keeping” with the rostered trainees scrubbing the ship above and below decks with Chantelle setting...
Rua Ra

Rua Ra

The sky was a crimson red as we awoke at 0700 hours for our first morning swim. Samuel was first in off the rope swing. Chores were eagerly completed by everyone with Ben and Te Aorewa ensuring the brass was immaculate! After breakfast was devoured and the dishes put...
Tahi Ra

Tahi Ra

Good evening friends and family! Our first day on the ship has nearly finished. The Trainees have learned a lot in the first few hours on board. After leaving Opua Wharf, four sails were set under the guidance of the crew. Then it was all learning about the ship and...