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by | Apr 11, 2012

YTH-1816 Rima ra

YTH-1816 Rima ra

Ahoj  from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, at anchor tonight in Paradise Bay. Nearing the end of our adventure but with still one whole day left to fill in the gaps. Has been a day, better than it started off with overcast,  low cloud taking from view the hills...

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Yth 1816- Wha ra

Yth 1816- Wha ra

Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, safely at our overnight anchorage in Omakiwi, eastern Bay of Islands. Another great day in the bay, the morning swim in sunshine and no breeze across the decks for the warm shower, then into duties and breakfast. The no wind...

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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 1814 Rima ra

It was a beautiful start to this morning’s antics. A beautiful day for a birthday! Moata turns 14 today. Waking up at the poor knights the trainees bounced out of bed and were hyped up for the morning swim. After the morning swim the duties were completed and the...

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YTH 1814 Wha ra

Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, still, waiting for some breeze, but enjoying the great weather provided. The day began with calm seas, bright sunshine and best morning swim of the year, followed  by duties, breakfast and dishes, then up anchor and cross the...

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YTH 1814 Toru ra

Ahoj friends and family of the Tucker Today has been another banger of a day in the bay and beyond! We woke up with the sun again this morning, Paige being the first trainee in the water even jumping in without the ladder down. Then trainees went about their morning...

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Yth 1814- Rua ra

Ahoj from the Good Ship R.Tucker Thompson, ghosting about the Bay in search of some breeze. If you see some please contact us on info@tucker.co.nz 🙂 Well the trainees found out the daily routine of the Tucker today, as we woke from our slumber,  starting with the...

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YTH 1814 Tahi ra

Ahoj friends and family of the R. Tucker! We welcomed a new set of trainees on today, waving goodbye to friends and whanau as we set the foresail on our way out of Opua, on to the next adventure. After 6 weeks of maintenance the Tucker proudly headed out into the bay...

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Yth 1813 Ono ra

It was an eight o’clock sleep in for the trainees this morning after our late night at the bon fire in Chynna Bay. The trainees were straight into the water once the skipper had woken then slowly made their way to their morning duties which was followed by a delicious...

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Yth 1813 Rima Ra

It was a beautiful morning to enjoy our morning swim with Skye being first in the water quickly followed by Terry-Jack. Once everyone was recovered under a hot shower it was straight into the usual morning duties and then breakfast. The breakfast dishes were cleared...

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YTH-1813 Wha ra

This morning was a six o’clock wake up to the trainees' surprise. We hoisted anchor and followed the radar out of deep water cove. By the time we exited the cove the sun was coming over the horizon and the trainees came up stairs single-handedly one by one and sleepy...

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YTH 1813 Toru ra

Ahoy from the good ship R Tucker Thompson. Today has been a hard earning and stamina building day with blue skies and lots of sun. Our day started off at 0715 with a morning wakeup swim in the brisk ocean lead by Skye, Julian and Connor, shortly after everyone plunged...

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