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
This morning all the trainees were already in their togs ready and waiting for captain Tim and the crew to get up on deck to set up the sea gate. Off to morning duties after a nice warm shower and then a delicious breakfast waiting for them. Cole, Adina, Paora, Zeran,...read more
Rua Ra From the Good Ship R. Tucker Thompson, anchored secure in serenity Putakokota off the mainland peninsula of Orokawa. The day began with the first compulsory swim, at day break, with the sun refusing to rise above the kanuka canopy. Clothing and towels hung,...read more
Tahi Ra From the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, day one of our adventurous journey, anchored calmly in Awaaroa Bay on Moturua. After hoisting the mainsail in their first team effort we began a day of introductions and inductions. We slid across the inner bay, around...read more
What a beautiful start to the day!! The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the trainees were too eager to get in the water they had the sea gate ready before captain Wayne got on deck. And in they went one after another Both Emma’s were first in the water...read more
Our good ship has texted through their blog tonight as they are out of coverage, nestled into Oke Bay out of the strong winds. However they report that Brianna was first in for the morning swim - well done! After their swim, trainees were quickly into the duties - for...read more
It was a sunny day to this morning’s antics. Aaliyah was first in the water once again, followed by Javed, Chevy, Travis, Emma H, Emma S, Brianna and Kira, Tea, Leonora and Teina took a little convincing to get in. This was shortly followed by the morning duties then...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.