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.
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!
Ahoy! Today has been an action packed day with a total of 8 hours of sailing… upwind. We started our day with the usual morning swim, with a nice icy wind to get everyone out of the water quickly. After morning chores were completed, we had a fire drill which was...read more
Kiaora Tucker family. We had an action packed day today! Waking up at 6:30am, we began our sail out to the Poor Knight Islands with the sun rising over a cloudy horizon. Perfect sailing conditions had us reaching along at an easy seven knots. The wind increased as we...read more
Today started as usual with a swim and again with a beautiful sunrise. We have been lucky so far this trip. Then after breakfast there was a chance for those who hadn’t done the Tucker challenge. Ruahine, Myah, Katrina, Jessica, and Tama earned their turks head...read more
Hello Folks! Our third day on the ship began with our normal morning routine, swim, duties and breakfast. Then, with a big journey ahead we set sails and raised the anchor. Nikki, Kyle and Adrian volunteered to be the first trainees to lead a sail raising each for the...read more
Kiaora Tucker family. After a rainy night, we woke up to some blue skies and fresh winds for the morning swim. Swim done, chores completed and breakfast consumed, After learning line handling, sails were hoisted and we headed off into the bay with some strong winds...read more
Day one is off with a bang! Starting with a yummy lunch of Mac n Cheese, we picked up our final trainee, Jre, from Russell and headed off into the bay. After we put up sails and had an orientation with the ship, Nikki, Cornell and Adrian were straight up the mast into...read more
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.