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YTH2205 Tahi Ra

YTH2205 Tahi Ra

Kia Ora Whanau, Our first day onboard has been off to a roaring start. After leaving the wharf we learnt about some ship safety and a name game to get to know each other. We headed out to Motuarohia Island where we walked up to the look out to check out our playground...

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YTH 2204 – Ono Ra

YTH 2204 – Ono Ra

We’ve had a lovely day of sailing, preparing our team of trainees to take charge of the ship for the passage back to Opua tomorrow, and if the stars align it’ll be smooth sailing! Speaking of stars we were lucky enough to experience a night sail from Deep water Cove...

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YTH 2204 – Rima Ra

YTH 2204 – Rima Ra

Kia Ora friends and whanau. We have had a simply superb day. The rain stopped today, which we are very grateful for. So we decided to make the most of it. A buoys and beacons lesson underway took us over to Urupukapuka bay first thing, where we went for a walk ashore....

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YTH 2204 – Wha Ra

YTH 2204 – Wha Ra

Kia ora from the salty sea dogs. What an epic 24 hours whanau. We woke to a delightful morning for a quick swim and speedy morning routine. At 9 we did a crew swap and all the trainees jumped onboard Lion NZ to experience the ways of a high performance sail boat,...

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YTH 2204 – Wha Ra

YTH 2204 – Wha Ra

Morena whanau, just sending an update as we were busy partying with the crew from Lion with the NZ Sailing Trust last evening. We had a big potluck with their trainees and shared some waiata and cake together. Yesterday day we sailed from Marsden Cross to Paradise Bay...

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YTH 2204 – Rua Ra

YTH 2204 – Rua Ra

Kia Ora whanau. Day 2 done and dusted. Was a stunner of a morning for a dip. This mornings antics included a practice abandon ship and a basic sail commands lesson. We then weighed anchor, set sails and headed to the other side, Rangihoua bay. We had a delightful sail...

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YTH 2204 – Tahi Ra

YTH 2204 – Tahi Ra

We embarked on a journey into the Bay with the wind billowing in our sails. It was a thrilling start to the voyage with some rolling swell, decent wind, and a delicious lunch. We made it to the nice calm anchorage of Pareanui Bay. We ventured into shore and the sun...

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YTH-2203 Ono Ra

YTH-2203 Ono Ra

Kia Ora tucker whanau, Today was a 10/10 day. Keen divers returned the reef at deep water first thing, while others climbed the rig or sailed little tuck. After ANZAC biscuits for morning tea, we moved to Waewaetoria. Underway we did some painting and chatted to some...

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Rima Ra YTH2203

Rima Ra YTH2203

Ahoy friends and whanau! We finally woke up to a beautiful sunrise this morning, making the morning swim a much more pleasant experience for some. The wind picked up right on time, just when we got into our sail stations- this time with some trainees as appointed...

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YTH 2203 – Wha Ra

YTH 2203 – Wha Ra

  Kia Ora whanau. Beaautiful day. Pretty gnarly weather rolling through, with high winds and big swells. But we have a boat full of adventurers onboard so of course we went for a sail. It was fabulous and we flew along. The rolling swell made for fun on the bow...

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YTH 2203 – Toru Ra

YTH 2203 – Toru Ra

Kia Ora whanau. Another solid day of adventure and laughs. This morning we got stuck into some navigation sessions, which the team excelled at. They then set the sails and navigated us over to army bay, where we had some kai. After lunch we went for a dive around the...

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