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YTH-2103 Rua Ra

YTH-2103 Rua Ra

Kia Ora friends and family. Today began with the usual morning swim in the beautiful Oke bay. We then hauled anchor and got moving, anticipating a long day ahead at sea. We set the sails, demolished the duties and had some breakfast underway. Cape Brett was our first...

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YTH-2103 Tahi Ra

YTH-2103 Tahi Ra

Kia Ora from the R Tucker Thompson Today has been an awesome start to the third youth voyage of the season. We departed Opua and raised almost every sail on board and set our course for Oke Bay. Along the way a quick name game followed by unpacking gear and sausage...

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YTH-2102 day 6

YTH-2102 day 6

Kia ora friends and family of the R. Tucker, The last day, and what a day it was! Trainees leapt into the water this morning for their wake up swim. Then chores were done, and breakfast eaten. We had a tatu to make a plan for our last day on board and trainees made...

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YTH-2102 Day 5

YTH-2102 Day 5

Kia ora Tucker whanau, We woke up this morning hoping for no rain, and we got it! A bit of patchy drizzle didn’t stop the morning swim, and everyone got in and washed off the body odor accumulated from yesterday. Chores done, breakfast eaten, we pulled up the anchor...

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YTH-2102 Day 4

YTH-2102 Day 4

Good evening friends and family of the Tucker. Today the weather made us move rapidly onto an appropriate shelter. The day has started so, with sailing under the rain to a safer anchorage before breakfast and duties. Orokawa bay is where we will stay until tomorrow....

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YTH-2102 Day 3

YTH-2102 Day 3

Good evening friends and family of the Tucker. Today has been an amazing day with the sunshine following us all day-long. Started of course with a refreshing swim and the casual duties, we have been pulling up the anchor quite early to sail toward the famous...

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YTH-2102 Day 2

YTH-2102 Day 2

Kia ora friends and family of the R. Tucker, We started off our day with the famous morning swim! Trainees went straight from their bunks into the ocean, with Cory being the first in the water. Once everyone had gotten dressed and hung up their togs to dry, they moved...

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Voyage YTH2102 Blog Day 1

Voyage YTH2102 Blog Day 1

Good evening from the R Tucker Thompson This is written by the French crew on board, Ness. Today is the first day of our voyage. The ice between the trainees has been broken today pretty quickly and everyone seems to cohabit and have fun with harmony so far. Which...

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YTH-2101 Ono Ra

YTH-2101 Ono Ra

Kia Ora from the R Tucker Thompson, Another day in paradise, today the trainees took charge. We woke up to the lovely sound of banging pans and spoons. Shortly after came the morning swim, followed by a lovely hot shower on deck. After another beautiful breakfast, we...

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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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