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Saturday 6 March 2010 | Published in Regional


After the private yacht Gypsy Jac docked at the Avarua harbour last weekend, its captain has agreed to stop in Aitutaki to deliver some donated goods free of charge.

Captain Chris Petch retrieved the Gypsy in San Francisco and will deliver the vessel in Melbourne.

His journey will cover 9500 miles and include stopovers at San Diego, Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, Nuku Hiva, Tahiti, Rarotonga and Auckland. He will be transporting goods to Red Cross workers in Aitutaki, many of which were donated by Te Uki Ou schoolchildren.

Te Uki Ou principal Jason Ataera said that the students raised money last week through a food drive and a movie night fundraiser last night.

They launched the fundraisers as part of a lesson about numbers and money.