Against driving rain and howling winds, eleven tough and adventurous sail trainees waved off their bedraggled family and friends today on the Far North Holdings sponsored voyage. It was WET!

The Tucker’s workshop at her home base on Opua Wharf was cleared out to provide a makeshift reception under cover for everyone to shelter from the weather. Families and friends huddled waiting while the sail trainees were taken down individually to be shown their bunks. After a bit of a delay they were finally off, braving the elements and off for another adventure. The weather is predicted to clear up tonight but there there are a few more showers predicted throughout the week.

We’ll see what the week ahead brings….