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YTH 2114 Rua Ra – Day Two

YTH 2114 Rua Ra – Day Two

Another epic day in the bay! We woke up to a stunning sunrise in Wairoa Bay, we found our togs and jumped in the tide for swim number one of the day! The water was refreshing and clear; although it doesn’t sound like it, it was a great way to start the day. Clean and...

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YTH-2114 Tahi Ra – Day one

YTH-2114 Tahi Ra – Day one

We set sail in the rain and sailed to find the sun. We got to know one another while we sailed out of Opua. A quick unpack, a super cheesy lunch and a quick orientation meant we all settled in nicely. We sailed to Marsden Cross and headed ashore. The sun had arrived...

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YTH-2117 Ono Ra

YTH-2117 Ono Ra

Kia  friends and whanau of the good ship R tucker Thompson Today was as we use to call, trainees day ! The ship was running today under Caleb’s command who got elected by his peers yesterday as captain. Everyone as been elected to a different seamanship operation...

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YTH 2117 – Rima Ra

YTH 2117 – Rima Ra

Kia Ora Whanau. We started the day as we always do, with the shortest swim to hot shower ratio possible in the still mist, while captain Frank fixed a fortifying meal of baked beans on toast on which to break our fast. The morning like the week so far was calm, still,...

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YTH-2117 Wha Ra

YTH-2117 Wha Ra

Kia ora friends and Whanau of the good ship. The mist rolled in this morning which made for an enjoyable morning swim. While waiting for the fog to lift we snuck in some weather, tide and anchoring lessons. After morning tea we weighed anchor and set the sails like...

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YTH 2117 Day Three

YTH 2117 Day Three

We woke up in beautiful Oke Bay, to a stunning clear calm day. After morning swims and a hearty breakfast, the crew took us through a navigation lesson. We slip, slop slapped on sunscreen and we headed out to Cape Brett using our new found skills. We put the tender in...

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YTH 2117-Toru Ra

YTH 2117-Toru Ra

Kia Ora Whanau! Another day in paradise. We woke up to a cracker of a day in Oke bay. We decided to make the most of the sunshine and head on a mission to Cape Brett. After a navigation session, we weighed anchor and steamed out to the hole in the rock. Underway we...

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YTH-2117 Rua Ra

YTH-2117 Rua Ra

Kia ora  friends and family of the tucker   Sunshine sunshine sunshine . What a treat to have it above us all day long. The day has started with the classic morning swim at about 7 am and has been followed by the cleaning chores. Everyone has been split onto...

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YTH-2117 Tahi Ra

YTH-2117 Tahi Ra

  Kia ora whanau of the good ship R Tucker Thompson   Day one with our young pirates full of enthusiasm and already, it is a success. The weather kinda played with us with some odd shower but it didn’t stop the fun happening. After leaving Opua wharf, we’ve...

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YTH-2116 Ono Ra

YTH-2116 Ono Ra

Ono ra Ahoy from the good ship! Last full day on the ship today, and a busy one it has been. We woke up for a chilly swim this morning, with a cold southerly blowing through the rigging. After a wash, chores were done before breakfast. Then all the trainees went for a...

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