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by | Apr 11, 2012

Tuia 250- Leg 3, Toru ra.

Tuia 250- Leg 3, Toru ra.

Toru ra Tuia 250  Whitianga to Maraetai From the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, aue.  Apologies for lateness of this but we had a huge day yesterday coming up the coast. We were up and tackling duties having breakfast doing dishes preparing for a big day at sea. Then...

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Tuia 250 AKL-WHG Rua Ra

Rua Ra From the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson. At sea once more after loading trainees yesterday afternoon, a quiet night at the dock we woke to duties on board. Sweep and mop below decks and polish the brass of compass, skylight and hatch brass. A hearty breakfast was...

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1908 P2 Toru Ra

1908 P2 Toru Ra

Urquarts Bay, 35*50.790's, 174*31.787'e Good evening family and friends. Today we finished the final coastal leg of this voyage down the coast and are now safely anchored up in Whangarei Harbour. Our day began with sunshine and a swim with Bianca attempting her first...

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YTH 1908 P2 Rua Ra

YTH 1908 P2 Rua Ra

Ahoy from the Tucker T Another lovely day enjoying the sunshine and making our way down the coast Our morning started at 0730 hrs for a morning swim in the ocean. Shortly after followed morning duties and breakfast. Once dishes were done we journeyed ashore in the...

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YTH1908 Part 2 Day 1

YTH1908 Part 2 Day 1

Admirals Bay, Whangaruru.  35*22.21’s ,174*21.23’e Good evening to those ashore! We have just dropped anchor in the serene Whangaruru Harbour. All Aboard are well and the evening is has a beautiful golden glow.   We departed Opua today, for the second time for...

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Yth 1913 Ono ra

Yth 1913 Ono ra

7am start with a fresh dip in the pool. Straight to morning duties before devouring a delicious breakfast. We hoisted anchor and set a course for the hole in the rock. On arrival we launched the tender and gave the trainees an up close tour of the hole and the cave....

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YTH 1913 Rima Ra

YTH 1913 Rima Ra

Ahoy from the R tucker Thompson Another 7oclock start this morning with a swim in the ocean followed by duties and breakfast. After dishes we raised anchor and motored our way to Roberton Island. Upon arrival we laid anchor and enjoyed some free time while the sun was...

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YTH 1913 Wha Ra

YTH 1913 Wha Ra

Ahoy from the R tucker Thompson Another successful day full of learning and laughter Our morning started and 0715 hrs with a dip in the refreshing ocean. Followed by duties shortly after which consists of, scrubbing decks, polishing brass and cleaning down below....

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YTH 1913 Toru Ra

YTH 1913 Toru Ra

  Ahoy from the R tucker Thompson Another successful day full of learning and laughter Our morning started and 0700 hrs with a dip in the refreshing ocean shortly after followed duties which consists of scrubbing decks, polishing brass and cleaning down below....

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YTH 1913 Rua Ra

YTH 1913 Rua Ra

  Ahoy from the R Tucker Thompson Our morning started at 0700 hrs with a  brisk swim in the ocean followed by a nice warm shower, morning duties and breakfast. After we split into teams and learned some line handling skills and how to handle the sails. With...

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YTH 1913 Tahi Ra

YTH 1913 Tahi Ra

    What a beautiful day to begin voyage 1913. Once the trainees were gathered, the welcoming and games were complete, we set the fore and headed up and out of the Opua channel and set a course for Rangihoua Bay (Otherwise known as Marsden cross) Along the...

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