Spirit of Adventure 5-day Trophy Voyage.
At the end of February 10 year 10 students, the “Burnside Buccaneers” team, flew to Auckland to board the tall ship, Spirit of New Zealand, together with teams of students from three other schools. The 40 students together with the crew and their teachers sailed around the Hauraki gulf for 5 days. Students also worked in teams to hoist the sails and took turns with various chores on the boat of hosing the decks (great water fun!), preparing vegies and serving meals as well as cleaning up in the galley (kitchen) afterwards. The raft rollover in the sea was a highlight.
The weather was great and a swim in the sea very welcome, though perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea at 6.30am!