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YTH-2011 – Ra Ono

YTH-2011 – Ra Ono

This morning began with the usual routine: swim in the tide, morning duties and breakfast. We departed from our anchorage old school, that is, sailing off of our anchor. The top sails were set and we were on our way making haste for Turtle Island. A pizza lunch was...

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YTH-2011 Rima Ra

YTH-2011 Rima Ra

Ahoy from the Good Ship! We are presently enjoying a bonfire after a full day. Today there were some new faces aboard: walkers who'd signed up for a walk around Moturua Island with the walking weekend group, and to get there, they got a lift with the Tucker. Trainees...

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Samuel’s experience was overwhelmingly positive, he is still talking about the voyage. It has impacted his life significantly, and I suspect in years to come he will reflect on this experience as a pivotal point in his development.
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YTH 2011 Wha Ra

YTH 2011 Wha Ra

Ahoy from the good ship the R Tucker Thompson Today was a beautiful day full of blue sky and sunshine. After duties and a special breakfast of French toast we weighed anchor and started motoring towards Waewaetorea Island, along the way we even managed to complete our...

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YTH 2011 Toru Ra

YTH 2011 Toru Ra

Ahoy from the R Tucker Thompson Today was a beautiful day After our duties and breakfast, we split into our port and starboard groups and learned about navigation and anchoring. We then headed ashore and did an island walk around the largest island in the Bay,...

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YTH 2011 Rua Ra

YTH 2011 Rua Ra

Ahoy from the good ship the R Tucker T An awesome day today, full of sailing. We left our anchorage after our morning duties, set sail (including our square topsails), and sailed our way across the Bay to Moturoa Island. We arrived into our anchorage had some lunch,...

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YTH 2011 Tahi ra

YTH 2011 Tahi ra

Good evening from the Tucker! We hoisted the foresail after leaving our berth with our new set of trainees. Up the channel, the trainees set up their bunks for the week, we played the name game to get to know each other, and we also completed an orientation to get to...

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YTH-2010 Rima Ra

YTH-2010 Rima Ra

Good Evening from the Tucker Thompson This is written by Harry The windy and cold day started with a very cold splash and a bear fight for the hot shower after on deck. After everyone was fed and watered the books came out and we cracked on with a lesson on tides,...

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YTH-2010 Wha Ra

YTH-2010 Wha Ra

Kia Ora from the R Tucker Thompson This blog was written by Ella S. Today Taunga, Caleb, Rahul, Cole, Kaya and Kane got up early to go fishing and caught some snapper and yellow fin. We had a few lessons on weather and fishing regs. Before we sailed away, everyone got...

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YTH-2010 Toru Ra

YTH-2010 Toru Ra

Kia Ora from R Tucker Thompson This blog is written by Kane, Paikea & Ella. Today started out with a 7am splash with Rahul in the water first. After morning duties and our big feed, we learned how to navigate with a chart in our two groups with the help of our...

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YTH 2010 Rua Ra

YTH 2010 Rua Ra

Kia Ora from the R Tucker Thompson Our day started with some lessons with Captain Wayne until we decided to go sailing across our beautiful bay with a 1m swell accompanying us. Taunga was our helmsmen on today’s passage to Indigo Bay where we anchored. Pete, Cole and...

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YTH 2010 Tahi Ra

YTH 2010 Tahi Ra

Kia Ora from the R Tucker Thompson, After our departure from Opua, we headed towards the western side of the Bay with Kane, Rahul and Paikea being our helmsmen along the way. We dropped anchor at Marsden Cross and went ashore for a hike with a few history lessons...

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