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YTH 2118 – Ono Ra

YTH 2118 – Ono Ra

Kia Ora friends and whanau. An exceptional day indeed. Today we set the young people up with the challenge of taking over the ship. We woke up to a stunner of a day, with a few waking up having spent the night on deck. This morning we did some final preparation to...

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YTH-2118 Rima Ra

YTH-2118 Rima Ra

Kia ora whanau! This morning started with something a little unusual and very special to the group currently sailing with us. They went ashore at Marsden Cross and spent some time absorbing the history, feeling and spiritual peacefulness of this special part of the...

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YTH 2118 – Wha Ra

YTH 2118 – Wha Ra

Kia Ora Whanau. An awesome day indeed. This morning following devotions, we got stuck into some fun rotations in small groups. Climbing the rigging and completing the tucker challenge was mixed in with tender lessons and sailing our lil tuck. All with the waterfall...

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YTH 2118 – Toru Ra

YTH 2118 – Toru Ra

Kia ora family and friends of the sailors on board the good ship R tucker Thompson Today has been an absolute epic day very full on outdoor adventures, happiness, and good spirits. It started basically like every day, with a delightful morning swim followed by chores...

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YTH-2118 Rua Ra

YTH-2118 Rua Ra

Kia ora Whanau of the good ship R tucker Thompson Brilliant day today in the Bay of islands, waking up with an awesome view of Roberton island. After the regular morning chores, lessons took place from safety at sea to line handling. The anchor was pulled up, sails...

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YTH 2118 – Tahi Ra

YTH 2118 – Tahi Ra

Kia Ora friends and whanau. What a start to a week at sea. The sun was shining, and spirits are high. After waving goodbye to you all, we set some sails and did a few initiation activities to ship life. We had an awesome pasta lunch on deck, with the sails pushing us...

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YTH 2114 – Ono Ra

YTH 2114 – Ono Ra

We woke to another stunner. The usual swim, clean and breaky routine and then we hooked into the day. We cruised to a secret spot to go through the Taniwha cave. We all linked hands and Abbey lead us through the dark and the crashing waves; it was an adventure!! We...

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YTH 2114 – Rima Ra

YTH 2114 – Rima Ra

Today we woke up in Paroa Bay. The glassy ocean turned in into the perfect conditions for Lil Tuc, (our dinghy sailboat) learning to drive the tender and tackling the Tucker Challenge. We explored the Bay under sail and under motor, all getting a turn on the tiller. A...

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YTH 2114 – Wha Ra

YTH 2114 – Wha Ra

Waking up in Motuarohia, we had a late start to the morning after yesterday’s full on day, as usual we started our day off with a swim then ran around finishing off our chores before breakfast. We had spaghetti and eggs on toast then decided to go for a sail while the...

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YTH 2114 – Toru Ra

YTH 2114 – Toru Ra

Another great start to the morning, we got ready for our cold swims then right into our morning chores. For breakfast we had scrambled eggs, baked beans, toast, and cereal then we got ready for some book work with our crew. Around 12:00 we piled onto mid tuck in two...

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