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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 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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YTH 1715 Tahi ra

Ahoj from the R. Tucker Thompson. Day one already done and dusted! Last hugs and goodbyes were had and then we were away, foresail hoisted, heading off into the bay. Number one activity: name games! Then trainees were split into their port and starboard watches and...

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YTH 1714 Ono ra

Kiaora from the Tucker! Today was business as usual on board the good ship. 0700 wake up, swim, brekky and chores done, we went ashore for a walk along Urupukapuka Island. Everyone had a go on the mega swing set we found on a tree and after a look at the pa and the...

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YTH 1714 Wha Ra

We woke to the beautiful landscape of a calm morning in Whangaroa Harbour today. After our swim, duties and breakfast, a few trainees feeling under the weather so everyone else pitched in to raise sails and head south. Not much wind so we motor-sailed with Nesta at...

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YTH 1714 Toru ra

Another action packed day on the R. Tucker Thompson! First in the water this morning was Jack, very tactical with a quick jump in and straight out into the shower. Chores and breakfast done, we then made a packed lunch in preparation for the day ahead. As we motored...

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