Miscellaneous articles

It’s getting hot in here

It’s getting hot in here

As part of our annual training to keep our kids and visitors are safe, the crew underwent firefighting training. Blasting different fire extinguishers and using fire blankets, they learned how to safely put out fires. A smoke machine was brought in to simulate a...

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Pirate ship finds Gold

Pirate ship finds Gold

The R. Tucker Thompson has been assessed by Qualmark under the new, more stringent criteria and has been awarded Qualmark Gold for their organisation. Since being wholly owned by Tourism New Zealand, the Qualmark criteria have undergone a major overhaul. Previously...

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A family reunion

A family reunion

We had a special family reunion on board today! Tucker Thompson's two daughters Kelly and Karuna, along with Karuna's husband and children, came sailing with us. It's been over 12 years since they stepped on board the ship that bears their father's name and they were...

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Rain, rain, go way!

We half way through maintenance and it would be fair to say that the weather has not been kind! Yesterday was the first day in recent memory that we had blue skies and sun all day. It gave our crew member Marsha Baker the chance to some work in the rigging. Otherwise...

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