Shima Jack was selected for a Spirit of New Zealand voyage in Term 1. Her comments are below.
Going on the Spirit on New Zealand 10-Day Youth Development Voyage around the Hauraki Gulf was an undoubtedly life-changing experience, and I couldn’t recommend it enough to anyone, no matter your sailing/outdoors experience.
Everything you learn while on the Spirit of New Zealand - about yourself, about leadership, about adventure - can be applied to every aspect of your onshore life.
The ship came to feel like home very quickly, and you get a real taste for the routine of life at sea.
Also, it’s fun. And the food is really good.