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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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YTH-2109 Ono Ra

YTH-2109 Ono Ra

Kia Ora friends and whanau, We had a great last day onboard. The cloud rolled in today but that didn’t slow us down. We spent the morning ashore in the bay of islands, on Moturua island. Beach football, capture the flag and a walk kept us moving and the spirits high....

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YTH2109 – rima ra

YTH2109 – rima ra

Kia ora friend and whanau of the good ship. Another beautiful day in paradise. Just a minute after you open your eyes at the morning, you just step on deck and bring yourself around a mixture of sun and mist, up to the Cavallies. This is how we define paradise....

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YTH-2109 Wha Ra

YTH-2109 Wha Ra

Ahoy you scurvy dogs. The superb spell of weather continues. It was a magical misty morning in Whangaroa harbor. The swim was particularly cold, but a good wake up. After breakfast we launched the small boats to explore. A group of 6 learned tender maneuvering skills...

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YTH-2109 Toru Ra

YTH-2109 Toru Ra

Kia Ora Whanau. A quick check in this evening. We just arrived back from an awesome dinner ashore at Lang Cove. We jumped in the tide this morning and grabbed some fish and crays, before moving round to Whangaroa harbor. What a stunning part of New Zealand. The...

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YTH-2109 Rua Ra

YTH-2109 Rua Ra

Kia Ora R Tucker Whanau. Another day in paradise. It was a beautiful morning for the first swim of the trip. There were a few squeals, but all parties managed to jump in. After breakfast, we did some important lessons and line handling classes to get ready for a big...

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YTH-2109-Tahi Ra

YTH-2109-Tahi Ra

Kia ora friends and Whanau of the R tucker Thompson After an aborted take-off due to a minor technical issue, we manage to make our way out and finally set sails. Sunshine and wind made the perfect combo onward our night anchorage spot, Paroa bay just on the other...

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YTH2108 ono ra

YTH2108 ono ra

Ahoy there from the R Tucker Thompson Day 6 . Our second last day on the good ship R Tucker Thompson. Once again a refreshing start to the day with a plunge, jump, dive or swim from the ship from over overnight anchorage. A warming breakfast consumed and we were off...

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YTH2108 rima ra

YTH2108 rima ra

Ahoy from the good ship! Today has been an awesome day, with both sunshine and a little rain. Trainees woke up and jumped in for their daily swim, Emily being the first. Then chores were completed, and breakfast eaten to fuel the day ahead. Next, trainees got into 3...

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YTH2108 Wha ra

YTH2108 Wha ra

Kia ora friends and family of the R. Tucker Thompson, Day 4.  What a wet and windy start to the day! The intrepid trainees all braved the choppy seas, without much coaxing to plunge and refresh themselves ready for the day ahead. Some dolphins even came for a look, to...

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YTH 2108 – Toru Ra

YTH 2108 – Toru Ra

Kia ora family and whanau of the R tucker Thompson What an epic day sailing today. The morning breakfast was under the sunshine after the classing morning swim and chores. Today the wind was blowing at the perfect direction and with the optimal speed at about 15 to...

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YTH2108 rua ra

YTH2108 rua ra

Kia ora friends and family of the R. Tucker Thompson, Day 2 of our adventure commenced with a refreshing early morning pre breakfast swim off the ship. In their teams the trainees conducted chores to make the whole ship clean and fresh. Next a successful morning...

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