Against blue skies but a chilly breeze, our sail trainees for the sixth voyage this winter, sponsored by Far North Holdings Ltd, set sail today. Youngsters from throughout the Far North District from as far afield as Awanui, Rawene, Broadwood, Mangonui, Kaeo and closer to home from Kawakawa gathered on board to meet their new companions for the next 7 days.

Family and friends were there to see them off, the mihi was given and the crew introduced. Chris Galbraith from FNHL bid them good luck on behalf of the company and then they were off! Again thanks to our official photographer Vic Proebstel for recording the moment.

There will be fair weather and foul in the coming days but they are in safe hands and we look forward to hearing more of their adventures from on board.