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YTH-2205 Toru Ra

YTH-2205 Toru Ra

Our third day on the boat and Jullian is still snoring loud as!! We started the Tucker Challenge today, we climbed up the ropes and Amy, Maddie and Ben got their bracelets because they touched the end of the wood (lower topsail yard) at the top. Then we had to get...

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YTH2205 – Rua Ra

YTH2205 – Rua Ra

Kia Ora whanau, our second day on the boat was pretty good. We woke up early as and no one got much sleep because Jullian was snoring too much. When we all jumped in the water in the morning it was pretty warm. We did our duties we even cleaned can you believe that?...

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YTH2205 Tahi Ra

YTH2205 Tahi Ra

Kia Ora Whanau, Our first day onboard has been off to a roaring start. After leaving the wharf we learnt about some ship safety and a name game to get to know each other. We headed out to Motuarohia Island where we walked up to the look out to check out our playground...

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YTH 2204 – Ono Ra

YTH 2204 – Ono Ra

We’ve had a lovely day of sailing, preparing our team of trainees to take charge of the ship for the passage back to Opua tomorrow, and if the stars align it’ll be smooth sailing! Speaking of stars we were lucky enough to experience a night sail from Deep water Cove...

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YTH 2204 – Rima Ra

YTH 2204 – Rima Ra

Kia Ora friends and whanau. We have had a simply superb day. The rain stopped today, which we are very grateful for. So we decided to make the most of it. A buoys and beacons lesson underway took us over to Urupukapuka bay first thing, where we went for a walk ashore....

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YTH 2204 – Wha Ra

YTH 2204 – Wha Ra

Kia ora from the salty sea dogs. What an epic 24 hours whanau. We woke to a delightful morning for a quick swim and speedy morning routine. At 9 we did a crew swap and all the trainees jumped onboard Lion NZ to experience the ways of a high performance sail boat,...

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YTH 2204 – Wha Ra

YTH 2204 – Wha Ra

Morena whanau, just sending an update as we were busy partying with the crew from Lion with the NZ Sailing Trust last evening. We had a big potluck with their trainees and shared some waiata and cake together. Yesterday day we sailed from Marsden Cross to Paradise Bay...

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YTH 2204 – Rua Ra

YTH 2204 – Rua Ra

Kia Ora whanau. Day 2 done and dusted. Was a stunner of a morning for a dip. This mornings antics included a practice abandon ship and a basic sail commands lesson. We then weighed anchor, set sails and headed to the other side, Rangihoua bay. We had a delightful sail...

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YTH 2204 – Tahi Ra

YTH 2204 – Tahi Ra

We embarked on a journey into the Bay with the wind billowing in our sails. It was a thrilling start to the voyage with some rolling swell, decent wind, and a delicious lunch. We made it to the nice calm anchorage of Pareanui Bay. We ventured into shore and the sun...

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YTH-2203 Ono Ra

YTH-2203 Ono Ra

Kia Ora tucker whanau, Today was a 10/10 day. Keen divers returned the reef at deep water first thing, while others climbed the rig or sailed little tuck. After ANZAC biscuits for morning tea, we moved to Waewaetoria. Underway we did some painting and chatted to some...

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