R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust
The R. Tucker Thompson is an iconic tall ship based in the Bay of Islands. Operated as a social enterprise, we run tourism sailings over summer, with profits used to fund youth development voyages over winter. Do join us!
Kia Ora from the good ship R Tucker Thompson. Today has been a packed day full of laughter and joy. Our day started off with a morning swim in the ocean followed by morning duties of sweeping, moping, scrubbing the decks and polishing the brass. After...read more
Rima ra It was a beautiful sunny morning to wake up to. We completed our morning swim and duties followed by a delicious breakfast. Helmi, Maxime and Ethan completed the safety officer duties- which included the morning engine checks, while Darius and Lucy got...read more
Ahoj from the Tucker T. Another swim done bright and early this morning, with Winni first in. Chores and breakky out of the way, we hoisted the anchor and went round the corner to Waiwatorea in search of the Easter bunny. Once ashore, trainees had to identify and...read more
Ahoj Tucker whanau, Today has been an action packed day. This morning Max was the first in the water for our daily wash. Chores were completed, breakfast was devoured and then we were ready to go! Ethan and Winni flaked the chain, while Max and Jazmin helped to bring...read more
Kia ora friends and family of the R. Tucker, First morning swim of the season done with Winni first in the water. All got in the water soon after without much fuss and then morning chores were completed. After a big breakky, trainees had their first lesson of the day,...read more
Tahi ra 1901 After a warm welcome onto the Tucker, the trainees became rather comfortable with the ship very fast. We completed some games and said our goodbyes before boarding onto the ship and motoring out into the bay for seven days. The trainees had the...read more
Bay of Islands Sailing
Youth development voyages
John F Kennedy
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.