south of Brett bound

south of Brett bound

Hi everyone… Well the wind had got up and we have set our course out of the bay, heading south for a wee coastal adventure. Day two started in the traditional way, swim , chores, then breakfast. Aroha was first in the water this morning, with everyone else close...
off to a sunny start

off to a sunny start

Kia ora koutou. Voyage 1413 is underway and off to a flying start today. The sun was beaming hot and the breeze blew up to a consistent 15knots this afternoon. Once the docklines were thrown, we head out into the bay for a fantastic sail. On the approach of dusk, it...
Adventures on the big blue sea

Adventures on the big blue sea

Kia Ora Whanau, today we have traveled many miles, braved huge waves and evaded a Kraken on our return to the Bay of Islands from Whangaroa Harbour. Well that is one version of the story anyway. After a blustery night we awoke to blue skies and little wind. Some of...
Whangaroa Harbour

Whangaroa Harbour

Kiaora koutou. Day three of the Otamatea sports leadership voyage, we awoke at the beautiful Cavalli Islands. Calm seas and a hint of sunshine was enough to get all trainees in for their morning swim quick smart, and enjoy the hot shower on deck before chores and...
Matariki!!!

Matariki!!!

Kia ora koutou. Hope all is well for you all on land. We have had a epic day, starting early, pre-dawn ‘up and at ‘im’. We weighed our anchor whilst dark this morning and peaked our bow out of Whangamumu Harbour, heading out to sea. ‘Tis the special time of...