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by | Apr 11, 2012

YTH 1907- Toru ra

YTH 1907- Toru ra

This morning all the trainees were already in their togs ready and waiting for captain Tim and the crew to get up on deck to set up the sea gate. Off to morning duties after a nice warm shower and then a delicious breakfast waiting for them. Cole, Adina, Paora, Zeran,...

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Youth 1907 Rua Ra

Youth 1907 Rua Ra

Rua Ra From the Good Ship R. Tucker Thompson, anchored secure in serenity Putakokota off the mainland peninsula of Orokawa.  The day began with the first compulsory swim, at day break, with the sun refusing to rise above the kanuka canopy. Clothing and towels hung,...

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YTH-1907 Tahi ra

Tahi Ra From the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, day one of our adventurous journey, anchored calmly in Awaaroa Bay on Moturua. After hoisting the mainsail in their first team effort we began  a day of introductions and inductions.  We slid across the inner bay, around...

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YTH-1906 Ono ra

What a beautiful start to the day!! The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the trainees were too eager to get in the water they had the sea gate ready before captain Wayne got on deck. And in they went one after another Both Emma’s were first in the water...

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YTH-1906 Rima Ra

Our good ship has texted through their blog tonight as they are out of coverage, nestled into Oke Bay out of the strong winds. However they report that Brianna was first in for the morning swim - well done! After their swim, trainees were quickly into the duties - for...

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YTH-1906 Wha ra

It was a sunny day to this morning’s antics. Aaliyah was first in the water once again, followed by Javed, Chevy, Travis, Emma H, Emma S, Brianna and Kira, Tea, Leonora and Teina took a little convincing to get in. This was shortly followed by the morning duties then...

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YTH-1906 Toru ra

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...

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Yth-1906 Rua ra

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...

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Yth-1906 Tahi ra

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...

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YTH-1905 Ono Ra

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...

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YTH-1905 Rima Ra

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...

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