Welcome to the Young 88 - 

One Design Does it All

The success of the Young 88 keel boat is down to Jim Young's fantastic design offering a fast and safe racer / cruiser coupled with Roger Land's innovative boat building and marketing.

Over 150 boats have been built since the 80s with active racing fleets in many Australian and New Zealand sailing centres.  

A strong owners' association perpetuates this success, managing an annual program of racing and social events and a tightly controlled set of one design rules. This keeps the boats on the same playing field, affordable fun and safe. 

If you’re looking to explore the great outdoors and life on the water join the Young 88 family today

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North Sails Young 88 Sprints
Tue 20 Feb 2024 18:00 — Tue 02 Apr 2024 20:30
Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club
The short duration, action packed, windward leeward format of the sprints is always hugely popular with the crews seeking a mid-week break from the office/home office.
North Sails Young 88 Southern Champs
Sat 02 Mar 2024 10:00 — Sun 03 Mar 2024 17:00
Akaroa Yacht Club
Who wants the bragging rights to be "The Boss" of the Mainland? This is the event for you.
Harken Young 88 Nationals
Fri 15 Mar 2024 18:00 — Sun 17 Mar 2024 20:00
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club
The National Championships decide the fastest boat and crew in New Zealand. Prizes will be awarded for line, handicap, 1st Corinthian (no pros) crew, 1st mixed crew and a few fun awards. No matter where you are in the fleet there is always someone to race
Mount Gay Rum Young 88 1-2-3 Series
Sun 14 Apr 2024 11:00 — Sun 23 Jun 2024 16:00
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club
Comprising single handed harbour races, two handed w/ls (no extras) and three handed w/ls (with extras) - the 1-2-3 series is the ultimate test of mind, body and multi-tasking skills!
The fleets are regrouping after what looked like successful summer sojourns. Now it gets real with the build up to the marquee regattas in the North and South. A couple of requests..... · Read more
Bay of Islands Sailing Week you rock! Competitive fun sailing. Great parties especially the cocktail competition. Congrats to the Kwaussies on Jamiroquai for that win. Harry Thurston took out line honours with an almost perfect score, · Read more
This is not your typical 88 Regatta……  more emphasis on fun and parties less on protests and agro punishable by a keel haul!. ...... · Read more
Farewell 2023, you were OK and better than your recent predecessors. If the weather could be a bit better and less cyclone filled in 2024 then we will be very happy. This is a quick recap on last year and preview of the upcoming events in2024…… · Read more
This is a quick reminder re the upcoming Owners Champs on Sat 11th Nov (Sunday 12th weather reserve) It is also a request to get your entry in now (not at the last minute) so our hard working organisers can complete planning. All the info and links you need is on the Y88 event page here https://www.young88.org.nz/events/187269/ ....... · Read more
And we are up to 6 entries for PIC Coastal Classic so far with Babe, Dilemma, Dynamo, Jamiroquai, War Machine and Young Mischief! With one month to go before entries close, we could beat our all time record of entries for the great race North.  · Read more
Auckland Council are seeking feedback on the Ōrākei Local Board’s vision for The Landing at Ōkahu Bay.  You can see that vision at https://akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/thelanding2023 and it does not include a hardstand but instead uses that space for dinghy storage, and parking. · Read more
Many say that this short course windward leeward sprint racing some of the best fun racing that they do. It is a fantastic way to break up the summer work week and get some serious race practice for the skipper and crew...... · Read more