Contact Person:

Jo Lynch



Phone: 0275773336





The R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust operates a tall ship youth development programme based in the Bay of Islands. Our primary purpose is youth development, focused on rangatahi from Te Tai Tokerau. Annually we take approximately 250 taitamariki, aged from 14 to 18, on 7-day voyages on the tall ship, the R. Tucker Thompson. Key measurable outcomes as tracked by Otago University researchers include: • Improved self-confidence • Improved ability to build relationships • A better understanding of their own strengths • A strengthening of personal identity • The development of leadership skills We create pathways to education and employment through our partnership programme with local tertiary providers, Defence Careers, apprenticeship and our very own maritime NZ training programme working towards jobs on the water. Our kaupapa is funded by surplus from tourism activity, generous patrons, grants and sponsorship. The programme being delivered is of high quality; the kaupapa is strong and the approach is producing excellent results in line with the objectives. Mission | Te Pae Tawhiti: Learning for Life through the Sea. Vision | Te Arongo: To empower all Northland youth to lead rewarding lives


Employment pathways, Further education, Work ready skills

Key Words

Kaupapa Māori, Careers