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by | Apr 11, 2012

Yth-1807 Toru ra blog

Yth-1807 Toru ra blog

Today started with the usual morning swim, morning duties and then straight into breakfast. Wiremu, Tomas, Mahina, and Manaakitia completed the checks before starting up the engine. We then hoisted anchor and headed towards our days destination in Waiiti bay. With...

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YTH 1807 Rua ra

YTH 1807 Rua ra

Ahoj friends and family of the Tucker. Day 2 started off with a splash, Eden being the first in the water for the morning swim. Next, the morning chores were completed- scrubbing the deck, polishing the brass, cleaning the head and mopping the floors. After that we...

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1807 Tahi Ra

Evening all, from the R. Tucker Thompson on our first day of the Far North Holdings Leadership Voyage. We started the day in brilliant June sunshine and mirror like seas. After leaving Opua, the Trainees helped set the fore sail as we departed. Tomas and Wiremu hauled...

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1806 Ono Ra

Our last full day on the ship today started like every other with a morning swim, duties and warm breakfast. The morning was spent in class having lessons on road rules at sea, weather systems and the phonetic alphabet. Only today left to impart knowledge to the...

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1806 Rima Ra

Ahoj again! We send you well wishes from Paradise Bay on our fifth day of the voyage. Today the ship did not move. Instead, everyone went ashore to help the Project Island Song plant trees. So, the usual morning routine was carried out with particular speed in order...

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Yth 1806- Wha ra

This morning’s routine started with the usual morning swim, Morning duties and breakfast. After breakfast we Hoisted anchor and set the main sail, fore sail and head sails and set a course bound for the hole in the rock. The trainees plotted a course to reach 3...

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1806 Toru Ra

By now we are getting used to our early morning swim, Pierres feet were the first to hit the water and, spurred on by the hot shower running on deck, we all followed. After breakfast we learnt how to tie five important knots – a bowline, a clove hitch, a reef knot, a...

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YTH 1806 rua ra

Ahoj friends and family of the Tucker. Today everyone dusted out the cobwebs with a cold morning wake up swim, Faye being the first in the water! After the swim, we had morning chores to do- scrubbing the deck, cleaning the head and polishing the brass. After...

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YTH 1806 Tahi ra

Ahoj! from the good ship R. Tucker Thompson. Voyage 1806 has begun! Our 11 new trainees are already bonding well and joking around. After leaving family and friends in Opua, they set their hands at setting sail for the first time. Chief and Cyrus providing some speedy...

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YTH 1805 – Ono ra

Ahoj from The Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson. Yes we are still here, well anchored in Te Hue with not a lot to report. The day started with howling winds across a dry deck so we skipped the swim and got straight into duties. Everyone was happy with that. Then class work...

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YTH 1805 Rima Ra

Ahoj friends and family of the R. Tucker T. Portia was first swimmer into the water this morning. First person in the water equals first person in the shower. After a quick icy dip and a warm up shower, trainees completed their morning chores. Then Wayne cooked us a...

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