The squally weather seems to have done its dash and today dawned bright and clear, perfect for the departure of the Northport voyage which will see our sail trainees head from Opua down to Whangarei.

Bags were stowed, the welcome given and the traditional team photo taken by our guest photographer Vic P (a bit of a step up from the cellphone pictures we normally have!). And then the ship departed…. and returned again. Crew member Sophie had forgotten to leave her keys behind.

And then they were off again – off  on their big adventure to head down the coast to Whangarei. Weather is looking more settled so watch this space to hear updates about their adventures!