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!
Check out our new video, which gives you a glimpse into life on board a tall ship during a 7-day youth voyage. Venture into the unknown… and change your life forever. Lyrics by Maea Shepherd
Waking up from our first night on board the R tucker Thompson, all trainees were ready for their morning swim and a warm shower before starting on the cleaning duties. Deck was scrubbed, floor was swept and toilet cleaned, just in time for breakfast to be served. The...read more
News from the R Tucker Thompson, After waving you all goodbye at the Opua wharf, we hoisted the foresail and away we went! The name game was played to introduce ourselves and get to know each other. Today we focused on familiarizing ourselves with the ship, after a...read more
With the sun shining, the trainees were straight in the water for their morning swim, into their duties and sitting down for a delicious breakfast before 9:30 am. Once the dishes were completed Liam and Airim completed their Tucker challenge, well done guys! The...read more
Ahoy from the Tucker Thompson Despite the howling weather today has been exciting for everyone on board. Our morning started 0730 hrs with a dip in the brisk sea followed by morning duties and Breakfast. After dishes were done we split into 2 groups and learnt...read more
It was yet another beautiful start to the day. The trainees were in for the morning swim, then morning to morning duties, followed by a delicious breakfast. Today was the day for the skipper swap, as captain Kim had things to get done back on the mainland. It was very...read more
With Jack being first in the water this morning, it was straight into morning duties followed by a delicious breakfast. Once the trainees had gathered together some warm clothes and water proof gear, we hoisted anchor, Main, Fore, Gibs and Topsails and went out and...read more
Bay of Islands Sailing
The best day of any holiday in New Zealand!
Youth development voyages
Venture into the unknown and change your life forever!
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.