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Spirit of Youth


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Foreword by Stephen Fisher Introduction The Story in Brief: A Chronology PART 1: CHALLENGE TO YOUTH Birth of an Idea (Barry Thompson The Idea Becomes Reality (Pony More) The Spirit of Square Rig (John Duder) Learning Through Experience (Jim Lott) Kids Can Do It! (Nick Hylton) Changing Lives (Paul Leppington) Hard Decisions (Tessa Duder) PART 2: TEAMWORK The Voyagers Club (Ron Bird) Voyagers Are Special People (Mike Taylor) Why the Voyagers Club Works (Adrienne Welch) Voyages for Disabled Trainees (Joyce Lavender) Our Volunteers (Barry Thompson) Managing Change in Difficult Times (Bill McCook) Looking Back (Jim Varney) Into the New Millennium (John Lister) The America's Cup A Teacher's View (Chris Basham) A Magical Day, June 1992 (Janet Watkins) A Sanitary Tale (Bruce Marler) Rising to the Challenge (Rona McConachy) Becoming a Crew (Geoff Rowarth) PART 3: SELF-DISCOVERY Taking Risks (Gillian Breckell) Spirit of Adventure (HRH The Early of Wessex) A New tart (Andrea Tomlinson) A Long-Time Voyager (Jane Bethell) The First Female Master (Jennifer ROberts) A Family Affair (Shelia Budgen) Vomitology (Tom Sawyer) An Excellent Apprenticeship (Margaret Pidgeon) The Best of Times ... (Tony Cooper) To Be Who You Want To Be (Annette Culpan) A Life-Changing Experience (Ruth Dobson-Smith) Ultimate Challenge (George Brightwell) Nurturing Leadership (Bronwyn Rhynd) Lasting Memories (Catherine Woodward and Heidi Miller) Glossary Appendix 1: Winners of Topsail Awards Appendix 2: Winners of Topgallant Awards Appendix 3: Trustees of the Spirit of Adventure Trust Appendix 4: Masters of Spirit of Adventure and Spirit of New Zealand

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Tessa Duder is one of New Zealand's best-known and most prolific writers, as well as a keen sailor. Her award-winning children's novels are published internationally, while her two nautical anthologies have been best-sellers. Tessa leads the editorial team of the Spirit of Adventure Trust's magazine The Spirit, and has been a volunteer since 1977 and a Trustee since 1993. Kate Thompson has degrees in law, arts and commerce, and is an experienced project manager on major corporate projects. She has been a co-editor of The Spirit since 2000.

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