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Rima Ra YTH2203

Rima Ra YTH2203

Ahoy friends and whanau! We finally woke up to a beautiful sunrise this morning, making the morning swim a much more pleasant experience for some. The wind picked up right on time, just when we got into our sail stations- this time with some trainees as appointed...

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YTH 2203 – Wha Ra

YTH 2203 – Wha Ra

  Kia Ora whanau. Beaautiful day. Pretty gnarly weather rolling through, with high winds and big swells. But we have a boat full of adventurers onboard so of course we went for a sail. It was fabulous and we flew along. The rolling swell made for fun on the bow...

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YTH 2203 – Toru Ra

YTH 2203 – Toru Ra

Kia Ora whanau. Another solid day of adventure and laughs. This morning we got stuck into some navigation sessions, which the team excelled at. They then set the sails and navigated us over to army bay, where we had some kai. After lunch we went for a dive around the...

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Voyage 2203 – Day 2

Voyage 2203 – Day 2

Today the trainees of the tucker have spent the day making the most of the conditions. There’s definitely a bunch of keen swimmers as they’re taking every opportunity to play in the ocean. We also got out for an exciting sail, learning more about getting the sails up...

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YTH-2203 Tahi ra

YTH-2203 Tahi ra

Kia Ora friends and Whanau. First day out and already the ship is full of noise! We have had a busy afternoon after leaving the wharf. Making it past the swell at Tapeka point, we headed out to Motuarohia to drop the anchor so we could have lunch without rolling...

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YTH-2202 Ono Ra

YTH-2202 Ono Ra

Kia Ora Whanau, The storm didn’t come to much up here, so we all slept well and were ready for the beautiful day ahead. This morning we learnt about passage planning and planned where to go and how long it would take to get to our lunch time anchorage which was...

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YTH-2202 Rima Ra

YTH-2202 Rima Ra

Kia Ora Tucker Whanau, We had a final run around and games ashore at Paradise Bay this morning before the weather system moves in. We then motored into Manawaora Bay to a nice sheltered and secure anchorage to wait for the worst of the weather to pass over. After...

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YTH 2202 Wha ra

YTH 2202 Wha ra

Day 4 – Voyage 2202 Today we went on an awesome sail across the Bay, we hoisted the sails, and even got the topsail up, and cruised along with pure wind power for a while. We spotted a fin above the surface and a shark lurking below. We also spent some time learning...

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YTH-2202 Toru Ra

YTH-2202 Toru Ra

Kia Ora whanau, We had a decent sail this morning out to Deep Water Cove, a beautiful spot where we felt the swell, a new experience for some of the trainees. Once we were anchored it was time for wetsuits and a dive in the marine reserve. The water was crystal clear,...

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Rua ra 2202

Rua ra 2202

Kiaora Tucker whanau First morning swim this morning and it was warm as! After breakfast, trainees learnt how to use their harnesses and went for a climb aloft, then we went through line handling before having a big feed of Caleb’s mum’s chocolate cake! Well deserved...

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