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by | Apr 11, 2012

Yth 1807 Rima ra blog

Yth 1807 Rima ra blog

This morning, the trainees were awoken and asked to instead of heading to the usual morning swim, head straight for morning duties. Today’s routine was a bit unique as we had the special Olympic northland group coming aboard. The trainees have been asked to plan and...

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Voyage 1807 Wha Ra

Voyage 1807 Wha Ra

Land ho!!! Day 4 is nearly over here on Voyage 1807. We are anchored up in the shelter of Orokawa Bay after quite an exciting day. Our morning swim was a little less pleasant this morning with a shower of rain coming over just as we entered the water. Lucky the sun...

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YTH 1806 Tahi ra

Ahoj! from the good ship R. Tucker Thompson. Voyage 1806 has begun! Our 11 new trainees are already bonding well and joking around. After leaving family and friends in Opua, they set their hands at setting sail for the first time. Chief and Cyrus providing some speedy...

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YTH 1805 – Ono ra

Ahoj from The Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson. Yes we are still here, well anchored in Te Hue with not a lot to report. The day started with howling winds across a dry deck so we skipped the swim and got straight into duties. Everyone was happy with that. Then class work...

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YTH 1805 Rima Ra

Ahoj friends and family of the R. Tucker T. Portia was first swimmer into the water this morning. First person in the water equals first person in the shower. After a quick icy dip and a warm up shower, trainees completed their morning chores. Then Wayne cooked us a...

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YTH-1805 Ra wha

Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, back in home waters of the Bay of Islands after an adventurous day at sea and shore. It began at 0500 with awakening for some star identification of what had happened overnight while we were sleeping. Wiremu indicating what...

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YTH 1805 Toru ra

Ahoj from the good ship. Matiu and Taine were the first on deck this morning for our very refreshing ocean swim. Everyone then did their deck scrubbing, brass polishing and floor washing for morning chores before breakfast. After breakfast dishes, Anna and Grace...

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YTH-1805 Rua ra

Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson. Second day and in some respects the first after we awoke late, recovering from yesterday’s ocean passage. The morning swim was short sharp and the shower was isolated in the gusts as trainees ran around to capture it. The sun...

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YTH 1805 Tahi ra

Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, steaming up the coast after an interesting departure from the harbour. Getting things done in the calm soon changed as we arrived at the entrance to Whangarei Heads. Fortunately all gear was stowed and lunch with dishes were...

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Yth- 1804 Ono ra blog

Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, powering our way to the final day of the Tai Tokerau Challenge. What a week of competition and comradeship, as we wind down to the final event and tally up the points. Today the trainees woke to the engine starting in...

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Yth- 1804 Rima ra blog

Ahoj from the R.Tucker Thompson, day five of the Tai Tokerau Challenge, hunkered down in Paparahi out of the rolling seas and gales. Another adventurous start to the day with trainees awaiting the skippers arrival on deck before plunging into the bay, ladderless,...

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