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by | Apr 11, 2012

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

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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Samuel’s experience was overwhelmingly positive, he is still talking about the voyage. It has impacted his life significantly, and I suspect in years to come he will reflect on this experience as a pivotal point in his development.

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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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YTH 1714 Rua ra

Kiaora friends and family, today has been a busy day! 7am wake up for the morning swim this morning and Ethan was the first in the water, closely followed by Mikaira. Swim done, chores completed and breakfast eaten we hoisted the anchor and made our way out of the...

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YTH 1714 Tahi ra

Kiaora friends and family of the R. Tucker Thompson. A windy and wonderful start to our voyage. After saying goodbye and giving a last hug to families we set sail and headed out into the bay. Trainees were introduced to the ship with an orientation while lunch was...

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YTH 1713 Ono ra

Today was a day full of laughter excitement and fun. We began the day with a 0700 wake up, the normal morning swim, James being first in the water, then straight into duties, followed by a warmly served breakfast. We completed a drill on what to do in flooding with...

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YTH 1713 Rima ra

We started the day with an amazing sleep in that all the trainees were ecstatic about. After their tiring 7km walk the day before they deserved it! Because of the late morning start, instead of the normal morning swim, we headed straight into morning duties which were...

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YTH 1713 Toru and Wha

Day 3 After yesterday’s small sail, Monday was a bit of a change to what the trainees were expecting.  We all got up at 7 am to start the day; everyone got up and quickly got changed. Nikora, Tasman Tyler and James were the first ones in, Rebecca was stubborn and had...

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