The forecast rain held off as our third youth voyage for the winter prepared for departure today. Another 12 youngsters from as far north as Kaitaia, Taipa, Okaihau, Kamo, Dargaville and as far afield as Christchurch gathered on board today. There were some nervous faces on the youngsters as the parents and whanau watched them set off for another voyage of self-discovery.

Under the comand of Captain Richard, with crew members Kylie, Nik and Wayne, they set off for their adventure (and probably some rain over the next 24 hours!). We look forward to hearing what they get up to over the next 7-days.