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YTH2111 ono ra

YTH2111 ono ra

Kia ora friends and whanau of the R. Tucker. Last full day today and what a stunner of a day! We woke up for our swim with the sun rising on the horizon and perfect glassy ocean surrounding us. Even though it was very chilly, we all jumped in for a wash and then...

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YTH2111 Rima ra

YTH2111 Rima ra

Kia Ora Whanau of the good ship R Tucker Thompson Finally, some sunshine. A delightful fresh morning swim opened our day followed by the classic after breakfast routines. The plan today involved a lot of sailing and practice to maneuver the ship. Billy and Lerisah...

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YTH2111 toru ra

YTH2111 toru ra

Kia ora friends and whanau of the R. Tucker! What a wet day today has been. We woke to the lovely sound of raindrops on the deck and frosty breath, so the swim was optional this morning. Kailani and LJ were very brave and went for a swim in the rain, with a hot shower...

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YTH2111 Tahi ra

YTH2111 Tahi ra

Kia Ora Whanau, Today we set off the home dock just after midday. Our new recruits settled in aboard just in time to hoist our mainsail and get us cruising out the channel. We played a few icebreakers and went through an orientation of the ship, as the wind filled in...

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YTH-2110 Ono Ra

YTH-2110 Ono Ra

Kia Ora R Tucker Whanau. The last evening has come round all too quickly. It was overcast this morning which brought the temperature up a few marvelous degrees. After the normal morning antics, we hauled anchor and headed back to...

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YTH2110 Rima ra

YTH2110 Rima ra

Kia ora whanau We woke up to another beautiful, but very chilly, morning. Alfie was first in for our morning swims, and he reaped the benefits with no line for the hot shower! Chores were done, breakky devoured and then it was time for a bit of climbing to support...

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YTH-2110 Wha Ra

YTH-2110 Wha Ra

The day began with our normal routine followed by beach games in Paradise Bay. The 4 girls made sandcastles, Daze and Isaac went for a run, and the rest of the boys went and explored the rock pools, Josh even managed to come back with some beautiful sized kinas. Back...

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YTH-2110 Toru Ra

YTH-2110 Toru Ra

Kia Ora Whanau, We had an early start today, hauling the anchor at 6:30. We went for a sunrise sail out to Cape Brett, what an adventure!! The sunrise was absolutely beautiful, despite it being a bit windy and cloudy. We had a look at the hole in the rock and then...

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YTH2110 Rua ra

YTH2110 Rua ra

Ahoy from the R. Tucker! A very chilly start this morning, but that didn’t stop the trainees from jumping in the water for their first morning swim, motivated by the deliciously hot shower on deck. Then trainees were introduced to their morning chores, all completed...

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YTH2110 Tahi ra

YTH2110 Tahi ra

Kia ora whanau Day 1 is almost over already, and what a great start to our voyage! After waving goodbye to the friends and whanau on the wharf, trainees hoisted the sails and we made our way out into the Bay of Islands. A game of names was held around the helm as we...

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