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by | Apr 11, 2012

YTH 1911 Ono ra

YTH 1911 Ono ra

Last full day on the R Tucker Thompson, It started like most days, with the sun pointing its head over the hill, the soft lighting, and the famous morning swim followed by a steaming hot shower. This photo illustrates perfectly what our mornings look like on deck....

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YTH1911 Rima ra

YTH1911 Rima ra

Greetings from all of us on the R Tucker Thompson, A unanimous decision was made last night about having a half hour sleep in, this morning, so it gave the sun enough time to shine on deck from behind the hills around Paradise Bay. So at 8am, the trainees slowly rose...

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YTH 1911 Wha ra

Greetings from the good ship, It’s been another beautiful day in paradise, with loads of sunshine, loads of fun, but very little wind. The morning swim was a bit cold as we jumped into the day, but it warmed up quickly as we did our lessons about weather patterns down...

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YTH-1911 Toru ra

Good evening from the R tucker Thompson, We had good weather today, not much wind but lots of sunshine. Waking up in Whale bay, the day started with morning swim, duties, breakfast as per usual. We then sat around the table for a lesson on Points of sail and rules of...

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YTH 1911 Rua ra

Waking up from our first night on board the R tucker Thompson, all trainees were ready for their morning swim and a warm shower before starting on the cleaning duties. Deck was scrubbed, floor was swept and toilet cleaned, just in time for breakfast to be served. The...

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YTH 1911 Tahi Ra

News from the R Tucker Thompson, After waving you all goodbye at the Opua wharf, we hoisted the foresail and away we went! The name game was played to introduce ourselves and get to know each other. Today we focused on familiarizing ourselves with the ship, after a...

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YTH 1910 ono ra

With the sun shining, the trainees were straight in the water for their morning swim, into their duties and sitting down for a delicious breakfast before 9:30 am. Once the dishes were completed Liam and Airim completed their Tucker challenge, well done guys! The...

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YTH 1910 Rima Ra

  Ahoy from the Tucker Thompson Despite the howling weather today has been exciting for everyone on board. Our morning started 0730 hrs with a dip in the brisk sea followed by morning duties and Breakfast. After dishes were done we split into 2 groups and learnt...

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YTH 1910 Wha ra

It was yet another beautiful start to the day. The trainees were in for the morning swim, then morning to morning duties, followed by a delicious breakfast. Today was the day for the skipper swap, as captain Kim had things to get done back on the mainland. It was very...

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YTH 1910 Toru ra

With Jack being first in the water this morning, it was straight into morning duties followed by a delicious breakfast. Once the trainees had gathered together some warm clothes and water proof gear, we hoisted anchor, Main, Fore, Gibs and Topsails and went out and...

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YTH-1910 Rua ra

It was a beautiful sunny start to the day. Jack was the first in for the morning swim, followed by the rest of the trainees. Then, it was straight into the morning duties with the trainees becoming familiar with the parts of the ship. A beautiful breakfast was served,...

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