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by | Apr 11, 2012

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

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-1711 Tahi ra

What a first day! After leaving all the friends and family in opua and setting sail, we meandered out into the bay while everyone unpacked their bags and settled into their home for the week. A friendly pod of dolphins stopped by to say hello before we headed into Wai...

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YTH 1710 ono ra

Another day began as we awoke at 0730 ready for the morning swim, duties and breakfast. After breakfast dishes were completed we had everyone on deck ready to begin our large voyage to Tepuna Inlet. With large gale force winds coming from the west we decided to reef...

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YTH – 1710 Rima Ra

  This morning we awoke to a grey sky but all leaped in the water for our daily swim. After breakfast duties and we went ashore onto Motu Rua Island to take in the forest and hopefully see some birdlife on the island...

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YTH-1710 Wha ra

We awoke at 0730 ready to start the morning swim, duties and breakfast. After having an amazing fry-up breakfast we enjoyed a line chase game where we separated into port and starboard teams, lining up on each side of the ship, we called out the many possible sail...

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YTH-1710 Toru Ra

Day 3 started before the dawn at 0630 to get underway towards a very special place – the Poor Knights Islands. No morning swim, instead strait to sail stations setting the Main, Fore and Head sails. Aaron, Sebastian and Spiritual helped bring the anchor up. Monet and...

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YTH-1710 Tutukaka

Hunter was first in the water this morning for the refreshing dip in the cool waters of Peach Cove. Morning chores were hastily completed before we enjoyed a hot breakfast in the saloon. A lesson on line handling was done to prepare us for our sail towards Tutukaka....

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YTH – 1710 Tahi Ra

Kia Ora everyone! We left Marsden Cove today with the most beautiful winter day above us. With glassy flat seas, only the most gentle of breezes and lots of sunshine!!! The trainees soon got to know each other by raising the sails (Mainsail, Foresail and Jib sails)...

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YTH-1709 Ono ra

Ahoy! Today has been an action packed day with a total of 8 hours of sailing… upwind. We started our day with the usual morning swim, with a nice icy wind to get everyone out of the water quickly. After morning chores were completed, we had a fire drill which was...

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YTH-1709 Rima ra

Kiaora Tucker family. We had an action packed day today! Waking up at 6:30am, we began our sail out to the Poor Knight Islands with the sun rising over a cloudy horizon. Perfect sailing conditions had us reaching along at an easy seven knots. The wind increased as we...

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