On the 8th January Kevin joined 40  students age 16 to 18 from around the country for voyage 832, a ten day adventure on the Spirit of NZ.
Funding was provided by the June Gray Trust through the Rotary Club of Remuera.
The voyage around the Hauraki Gulf featured the Mahurangi, Kawau Island, Great Barrier Island and the Firth of Thames.
Students learn all aspects of seamanship including climbing the spars to set sails, navigation, helming the ship  etc in addition to catering and household chores on board.
They also participated in environmental projects such as clearing plastic off beached .Kevin was totally overcome by the experience having never experiencing anything like it in his life. He is so thankful to have been given the opportunity and to forge new close friendships.
At the end of the voyage Kevin was awarded the Amokura Award "for the Trainee whose community spirit and consideration to others contributed significantly to the success of the voyage."
Congratulations Kevin, we are proud of you.
He will speak to the Club at a later date about the voyage.