Voyage Blogs

by | Apr 11, 2012

YTH-1707 Toru Ra

YTH-1707 Toru Ra

Kia Ora Whanau. The day started with the trainees enduring their first refreshing dip in the cool waters of Opunga Cove. Chores were completed with Logan and Kaea spending some extra time ensuring the brass was super shiny. After breakfast was scoffed and the dishes...

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soggy sailors

soggy sailors

Kia ora whanau from the good ship to thy land lubbers…. Today started with no morning swim much to everybody’s disappointment due to prevailing weather conditions, so was straight into chores breakfast and dishes. Once completed we then weighed anchor making haste to...

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Rima Ra

Rima Ra Ahoj from the Good Ship R. Tucker Thompson! Living through the seasons is no hardship to this group of hardy souls. We woke to the rain again and bitter disappointment, as the swim got postponed. But still taking it in their stride, the trainees adapted well...

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YTH-1705-Wha-ra

Skipper Tim had enticed us all last night with a very early morning wakeup call in order to watch the sun rise however this was stifled by some early morning lightning and thunderstorms. It was a very short breakfast and a real bumpy ride in the morning as we pulled...

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Youth-1705 Toru Ra

This morning started just as always with a morning swim in the tropical waters of Mimiwhangata Bay. After a scrumptious breakfast and our routine chores it was straight into competition for the Tai Tokerau Trophy with Little Tuc races. The Little Tuc races involve...

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Tai Tokerau Update

TOP ENERGY – NORTH POWER TAI TOKERAU CHALLENGE UPDATE From the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, bringing everyone together over the first day and a half had lots of smile and lots of laughs, but now the Games begin, as friends and team mates take precedent over new...

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YTH-1705 Rua Ra

Today started early, with all our trainees plunging into the lovely warm waters of Tutakaka Bay followed by a steaming hot shower on deck. The skipper Tim laid out the plan for the day which involved some motor sailing to Mimiwhangata. This meant setting some sail,...

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YTH-1705-Tahi Ra

Kia Ora Family and Friends This morning we boarded the ship with 12 new trainees for this year’s Tai Tokerau challenge voyage. After we said our farewells to family and friends, we cast off and made our way up the Marsden Cove channel. Our eager trainees raised the...

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YTH-1704 Ono Ra

Ono Ra Ahoij from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, with a ship full of happy faces, stories, memories of the week past, and contemplate the excitement of tomorrow’s homecoming. 1400 at Marsden Cove remember!!! Today started with the traditional morning splash and...

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YTH-1704 Rima Ra

Hello again from the seafarers. Today we awoke at 0600 before the dawn. Up anchor and away with warm hot chocolates in hand to watch the sun rise as we set out towards the Poor Knights Islands. As the sun rose, we were escorted by a friendly pod of Common Dolphins,...

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YTH-1704 Wha Ra

Kia Ora friends and family. It was a clear blue sky as we awoke for our refreshing morning dip. Chores were a breeze and breakfast went down well before we lowered the dinghy and made our way to the beach at Mimiwhangata. To make the most of the nice soft sand we...

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