Special events and sailings

Public Sail – All Ages Welcome!


About the sail

A 2-hour sailing on board the R. Tucker Thompson for all ages!

Saturday, 29 June 2019 – 10:00-12:00

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sail on a tall ship? Have you ever wanted to step on board the R. Tucker Thompson for yourself? This is your opportunity to find out! This sailing is open to the general public – everyone is welcome. Bring your friends, grandparents and partners. The ship will depart from Russell Wharf at 10:00 for a 2-hour sail in inner Bay of Islands. (Boarding is at 09:45.)

The price is $25 per person regardless of age – a great deal for a worthy fundraiser. Funds will go directly to support a Northland Youth to go on one of our Youth Development Voyages.

Get involved and help us hoist the sails, then once we are underway, sit back and relax while enjoying a sail in the lovely Bay of Islands. If you’re adventurous, there’s time for you to grab a harness and climb up the rigging or head out onto the bowsprit.


How to book

    • Price: $25.00 per person regardless of age
    • Phone 09 402 8430 or
    • Email reservations@tucker.co.nz for information on how to do a bank transfer or
    • Pay online with credit card using Paypal with the button below

Annual Tall Ships Race



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Join the R. Tucker Thompson at the annual Tall Ships Race! A light-hearted festival of sail between classic boats and tall ships departing from the historic village of Russell at 1200. (The Tucker will leave the dock at 1100, one hour before the start of the race.) Be part of the atmosphere of this special day and afterwards, join the crews of all the boats for the prize giving and enjoy the traditional Russell Boat Club Hangi. With two bands playing, it’s a party night you won’t want to miss! Usually held on the first weekend in January, contact us to confirm the 2020 dates.