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by | Apr 11, 2012

YHT 1716 Ono ra

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

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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YTH 1715 rima ra

We began the day with a light sleep in before diving in for our morning swim, completing morning duties and enjoying a scrumptious breakfast of eggs and porridge. After breakfast we learnt about navigation and how to get from A to B. Then it was time for fun and free...

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YTH 1715 Wha ra

Kiaora Tucker friends and family. We woke up to a glassy ocean this morning, not a breath of wind- perfect for our morning swim. However it was not so perfect for sailing, so after chores and breakfast we hoisted the anchor and motored off to Motu Kokako, also known...

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YTH 1715 Toru ra

Ahoj from the Good Ship Happy Birthday Tucker Thompson, in person. I have to say I have had a most enjoyable day , the trainees slept in a little then wished me a Happy Birthday as they went for a swim, there was extra spit and polish with the duties and I was left...

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YTH 1715 Rua ra

First full day on the ship and we’re off to an excellent start! 7am was the time to wake up and go for a wash in our big saltwater bath, Abbey bravely being the first trainee to jump in the water. After a swim, chores were done and breakfast was had. Then trainees...

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