On board with Spirit
01 Mar 2017
A voyage on the Spirit of New Zealand will take you out of your comfort zone and deliver a life-changing experience, says Year 13 student Harry Hartstone. “It’s the best thing I’ve done at high school, I had so much fun. It’s really, really awesome. Everyone should do it.”
Harry joined a 10-day Development voyage around the Hauraki Gulf in December 2016 and, although the only participant from Christchurch, soon got to know his crew mates. “You don’t need sailing experience as they teach you everything you need to know. At the start it was daunting, but we quickly settled in, got sorted into ‘watches’, learned how to work together … soon we were pretty much sailing the boat. Everyone – and everything – was so, so cool,” says Harry.