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Videos: Spirit of Adventure

Watch the Spirit of Adventure introductory video:

Introduction to Spirit of Adventure 2018 from LEARNZ on Vimeo.

Monday 19 February

1. The Adventure Begins

Jump aboard the 45 metre long Spirit of New Zealand sailing ship in Auckland and head out into the Hauraki Gulf to begin your Inspiration Voyage.

2. A Quick Tour of the Ship

Meet Tamati the 3rd Mate on the Spirit of New Zealand and take a tour of the ship "Spirit of New Zealand".

Tuesday 20 February

1. Discovering Your Inspiration

The Inspiration Voyage is a five day voyage on the Spirit of New Zealand. Find out more about this annual trip, who can participate and what makes it unique.

2. Safety on (and off) Board

Meet Tessa Campbell a cadet onboard the Spirit of New Zealand and look at how everyone is kept safe while at sea.

3. The Weather and Voyage Planning

While the rest of the country prepares for the arrival of ex-cyclone Gita find out what the conditions are like in the Hauraki Gulf and how this has affected the voyage.

Wednesday 21 February

1. Inspired Trainees

Work as a team to paddle an inflatable raft ashore and chat to the trainees about their experiences so far on the Spirit of New Zealand.

2. Sailing Tall Ships

Meet with the Captain Gerard Prendeville and find out more about how to sail a three masted tall ship such as the Spirit of New Zealand.

3. Routines for Hauora

Meet Sheila a volunteer crew member on the Spirit of New Zealand. Discover the reasons behind the routines onboard and the code of conduct for trainees.

4. Feeding the Spirit

Every adventurer needs good nutrition. Meet JR the cook and find out how he plans menus and keeps trainees healthy and full of energy during the voyage.

Thursday 22 February

1. Let's Go Sail a Lugger

Jump aboard a lugger and let Tamati the 3rd mate take you for a sail. See how the trainees learn to sail and find out why this boat is perfect for beginner sailors.

2. Rising to New Heights

Get your harness on and come and climb the 27m high mast on the Spirit of New Zealand. 

3. Inspiration Voyage Highlights

Take some time at the end of the trip to chat with trainees about their voyage highlights.