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by | Apr 11, 2012

YTH 1712 Ono ra

YTH 1712 Ono ra

Ahoy friends and family, from the R. Tucker Thompson. The last day has gone so quickly! We started the day with a sleep in and even skipped the morning swim- the cold Southwesterlies made the water look very unappealing. Chores done and breakfast had, we headed off to...

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YTH 1712 Rima ra

YTH 1712 Rima ra

Ahoj from the good ship R Tucker Thompson. Today was an early start, with trainees woken by the engine revs at 6am. The morning started off beautifully, with the sun rising over the horizon and everyone with a hot choccy in hand we headed out of Whangaruru and back to...

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Youth 1712 Ra Wha

Ahoy from the happy ship R. Tucker Thompson. Bright blue skies and flat seas welcomed the sunrise and made perfect conditions for our morning swim, everyone jumped in with a minimum of grumbling and then we all tucked into our morning duties. How the brass gleamed in...

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YTH-1712 Toru Ra

Kia ora from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, safe at anchor well to the south, tucked in under Paparahi. With the winds last night howling through the halyards and rattling the ratlines we awoke this morning to calm, sunshine and extensive blue skies with the promise...

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YTH 1712 Rua ra

Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson anchored up in Orokawa for the night after a busy day. Up with the sun for the morning swim and quick deck shower then into duties as the breakfast was prepared. A fine feed to set us up for the day, the Tucker challenge was...

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YTH 1712 Tahi Ra

Kia Ora everyone! Day one has been a busy and productive day. Leaving friends and whanau at Opua wharf, we sailed out into the bay heading for Moturoa Island. While we sailed along, everyone became more familiar with their home for the week, going over an orientation...

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YTH 1711 Ono ra

It was the normal 0700 start this morning, then straight into the morning swim and hot shower. Ryan and Marika were the first trainees in the water this morning. This was followed by the morning duties and then a delicious breakfast. Then time for class. We discussed...

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YTH1711 Rima Ra

Kia ora from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson We survived the overnight gales and rain and woke to squalls and showers which prevented the early morning swim. Straight into breakfast and a morning full of class activities, Navigation the main subject, then an...

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YTH 1711 Wha ra

Last night Matua Wiremu gave the trainees a quick class on Polynesian Navigation. He showed the trainees all the relevant stars for navigating and how to use the stars to find your bearings. During his lesson, through the shine of the moonlight some dolphins passed by...

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YTH 1711 Toru Ra

Ahoy!! From the Good Ship R. Tucker Thompson. The 0700 start began with the usual morning swim, hot shower, then straight into morning duties. After an enjoyable breakfast of eggs and left over potatoes we waited for some light showers to clear by doing some class,...

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YTH 1711 Rua ra

Our 0700 start this morning started with an exciting morning swim with Te Werawera being first in the water. This was shortly followed by morning duties and a scrumptious breakfast of eggs and porridge. We then educated the trainees on Belaying so when it came to...

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