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.
Today we had a super action packed day. We woke up at 6:15am, raised anchor and set sail. With a hot choccy in hand, we watched the sun rise, accompanied by a lone dolphin looking for some friends. After completing our morning chores while underway, we had a yummy fry...read more
We began the day to the sun shining and the trainees once again eager to enter the deep blue known as our backyard for the week. After a hot shower, morning duties and an amazing breakfast the morning was spent teaching the trainees all we know about navigation, here...read more
Hi all! As we anchored last night in darkness, we had the fun of waking up to a new view, and a refreshing (for some) swim. The trainees are working in very well, and we were able to depart our anchorage early - heading for Waewaetorea Passage, under motor whilst we...read more
We awoke to a line of eager trainees ready to start the day with the morning swim. The morning duties were then put into place after everyone enjoyed a nice warm shower, followed by breakfast. The trainees took charge and hoisted the sails with the leadership of Ben,...read more
Hello Family and Friends! I am writing to say we are all well on board. There will be no reception to send this at our destination later today. We are currently under sail, using the Mainsail, Foresail and both Headsails, averaging 4 knots, on the way the shelter of...read more
Today we welcomed our new trainees on board! After saying goodbye to all the families, we set sail towards Te Puna inlet in the rain with Emma taking the helm and the rest of the trainees hoisted the mainsail, foresail and the inner jib (headsail). While we sailed we...read more
Bay of Islands Sailing
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Youth development voyages
Venture into the unknown and change your life forever!
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.