R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust
The R. Tucker Thompson is an iconic tall ship based in the Bay of Islands. Operated as a social enterprise, we run tourism sailings over summer, with profits used to fund youth development voyages over winter. Do join us!
Check out our new video, which gives you a glimpse into life on board a tall ship during a 7-day youth voyage. Venture into the unknown… and change your life forever. Lyrics by Maea Shepherd
With blue skies shining through the cabin top windows it was an 0745 start this morning - Aaliyah being the first trainee in the water followed by Chevvy, Travis and Javed. It was a slow beginning to get to the morning duties but as soon as they smelt breakfast...read more
It was a rainy start to our day here out on the good ship. As the trainees could hear the rain falling against the roof above their heads, everyone was rather slow to get out of bed. Breakfast was served, which the trainees happily helped themselves to. The morning...read more
Kia ora From thy goodship to thy land lubbers… On the dock before leaving for the voyage we played some icebreaking games. Travis was last standing in captains coming before we left and raised the fore sail. We set a course for Moturua Island. Along the way the...read more
From the Good Ship R. Tucker Thompson, sheltering from the storm then enjoying the afternoon with a good sail and island visit. We awoke with 15 knots across the deck, swim definitely optional. Ethan first in followed by Te Aroha, Adina, Petra, Isla, Pohatu. Somehow...read more
From the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, back in Pipi, Awaaroa on Moturua, a day of favourable winds and fun times and yes sunshine on the deck for the swim and shower. After the sole was swept and mopped, the head cleaned, teatowels washed, rinsed and hung we had a...read more
Wha ra 1905 From The Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, anchored in the calm of Pipi Bay, Ipipiri, back in the Bay. After all the wind from yesterday we woke to a calm swim and shower. Trainees enjoying the quick dip and warm shower to refresh. Breakfast and dishes then...read more
Bay of Islands Sailing
The best day of any holiday in New Zealand!
Youth development voyages
Venture into the unknown and change your life forever!
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.