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YTH-2101 Rima Ra

YTH-2101 Rima Ra

Kia Ora from the R Tucker Thompson Another full on day full of activities and sunshine. Our morning started off with the traditional morning swim, shortly after followed morning duties and breakfast. Straight after dishes we weighed anchor and motored around the...

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YTH-2101 Wha Ra

YTH-2101 Wha Ra

Kia Ora from the RTT, Nice wake up this morning to a sensationally sunny day. After our morning swim, duties and breakfast, we demolished the dishes and hauled anchor. We set sail, rotating through stations. Noah and Kymani guided us out at the helm. The destination...

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YTH-2101 Toru Ra

YTH-2101 Toru Ra

Kia Ora from the R Tucker Thompson Today we started with hoisting the anchor as soon as we finished our chilly morning swim. We made our way over to Parekura Bay, where we split into two groups and half of us went up the rig and completed our tucker challenge. The...

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YTH-2101 Rua Ra

YTH-2101 Rua Ra

Ahoy from the R. Tucker Thompson! We have all turned into salty sailors now, what a busy day! It’s almost hard to remember the beginning, a quick morning swim in beautiful turquoise water framed by the cliffs and sand off Roberton Island. After doing the chores we...

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YTH-2101 Tahi Ra

YTH-2101 Tahi Ra

. Ahoy from the R Tucker Thompson What a great start to the first voyage of the season!! As we departed Opua, we set the Main sail, Fore sail, headsails, topsail and set a course for Roberton island. During our sail we enjoyed some quick activities learning each...

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YTH-2013 Rima Ra

YTH-2013 Rima Ra

Kia Ora from the good ship R Tucker Thompson Anchored in Oke Bay last night, there was a bit of a swell on the beach and everyone got wet when we went ashore, that was a good start and then the ship rolled a fair bit throughout the night so there was a few slow sleepy...

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YTH-2013 Wha Ra

YTH-2013 Wha Ra

Kia Ora from the good ship R Tucker Thompson This blog was written by Piper Today we began with a dip in the water off Orokawa Bay, then motored over to Roberton Island. There we swam in the warm lagoon, rock climbed on steep rock faces then had some delicious lunch....

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YTH-2013 Toru Ra

YTH-2013 Toru Ra

Kia Ora from the R Tucker Thompson This blog was written with Connor and Braden For the first activity of the day, we split into our port and starboard watches for a navigation lesson and had some unexpected grey finned visitors hang out with us for the morning. When...

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YTH-2013 Rua Ra

YTH-2013 Rua Ra

Kia Ora from the R Tucker Thompson Today we woke up and jumped in the water for a quick swim. After breakfast and morning duties, we left to the outer bay where the trainees climbed out onto the bowsprit to enjoy the rollercoaster ride that was the swell. From there,...

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YTH-2013 Tahi Ra

YTH-2013 Tahi Ra

Kia Ora from the R Tucker Thompson After an exciting start when we left the wharf in the howling wind and rain that felt like bullets, the captain decided not to go around Tapeka as the trainees were rapidly losing enthusiasm and a couple of them, their breakfast. So...

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