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by | Apr 11, 2012

Yth-1801 Wha ra

Yth-1801 Wha ra

Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson after another full day in the Bay. The usual swim in calm waters and morning sun with a warm rinse then duties. The ship is in good hands with the brass gleaming as breakfast is steaming on the table. Soon we were sailing,...

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YT 1801 – Toru Ra

YT 1801 – Toru Ra

Ahoj from the tucker Thompson! This morning started off with our usual morning swim then straight into morning duties followed by eggs and spaghetti on toast for breakfast. Gautier was first up to complete the tucker challenge, followed by Erikka, Julie, Maja,...

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Yth-1801 Rua ra

Rua Ra Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, after a full day of activities the trainees and crew are getting into the rhythm of life aboard. After an un expected quiet start to the morning we soon had all swam and showered and full into cleaning duties. Then it...

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Tahi ra YTH- 1801 blog

After saying goodbye to everyone’s loved ones we set sail and headed towards army bay for our first anchorage of the week. We began by playing a name game to get to know each other a bit better before unpacking our bunks and making ourselves at home. Along the way we...

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YHT 1716 Ono ra

We started the morning off with a 0630 start. Nicanor was first in the water followed by the rest of the trainees. Then it was straight into morning duties, had an amazing breakfast of porridge and baked beans before hoisting the anchor making our way towards the...

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YTH-1716 Rima Ra

Hello from the Ship! Day 5 for our us on the voyage, another day full of activity! The day started with a bit of a sleep in till 0800 (which many needed after a big day yesterday). Then after the usual morning duties, the trainees raised anchor and took the helm....

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YTH 1716 Wha ra

Today we arrived in the Bay of Islands! Our day started as usual. The trainees gathered to get the weather forecast and prepare a passage plan to sail north. With favourable Sou’westerlies forecasted for the morning, All hands on deck, wasted no time in raising anchor...

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YTH 1716 Toru Ra

We started off our day with the normal routine of the morning swim, morning duties and then a scrumptious breakfast of eggs, spaghetti and porridge. We completed a lesson on weather before hoisting the anchor and setting a course for Mimiwhangata bay. During the trip...

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YTH 1716 Rua Ra

Good evening friends and family! Tonight we find ourselves in Whangaruru Harbour for the night. Beautiful sheltered calm waters surround the ship as dinner cooks and the trainees play some team building games. We have had a full and interesting day. Being the first...

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YTH 1716 Tahi ra

After saying lovely goodbyes to the families of the trainees we hoisted the fore sail and headed towards Urquarts Bay. On our travels we played the name game as a group and then we went through an orientation with the trainees where we told them all about the do’s and...

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YTH 1715 ono ra

It was an early start to this morning’s routine. The trainees had a 0600 wake up as we hoisted the anchor and set a course towards the Poor Knights leaving Mimiwhangata bay behind us. To lure the trainees out of bed we welcomed them with toasty hot chocolates and a...

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