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Te Tai Tokerau Challenge Week!!!

All trainees arrived today, loaded with excitement. It’s a big week this week on board the good ship, with teams from Kaitaia, Huanui, Pompallier, Taipa, Otamatea, and Bream Bay, all here to try their best for the trophy and the glory of being the winners…..Also onboard we have had a film crew, Gines and Loren, with lots of gear, ready to capture those priceless moments.

Thankfully the sun was out today, with the southerly breeze, it was chilllly!!!! After all the orientation, man over board drills, and abandon ship drills, we hoisted all the sails, in the glorious sun, and cruised for the afternoon in between Paihia and Russell, tacking here, and wearing there. Everyone is getting familiar with the lines and keeping warm with climbing aloft, Quinn, Drew, Cruz and Seyerus making their way right to the top, out on the yards, unfurling and furling the sails.

We have anchored outside Paihia for the night, having dropped the film crew back to the land on dusk. We will regroup with them on Sunday.

All in all, a great day!!! Lets see who is first to brave the morning swim tomorrow…….