Y88s @ Bay of Islands Sailing Week


Mon 20 Jan 2025 11:00 — Fri 24 Jan 2025 18:00
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What is it?

This is the biggest regatta of its kind in New Zealand, and one of the Southern Hemisphere’s premier yachting events. The 88 division has a well-earned reputation for sailing and partying hard. Click here for more info

Make the most of your trip North and join the fleet for a bit of pre regatta "training" and cruising out in the bays

Home away from home at the dedicated "Club 88" berth at Opua Marina. 

Full on fun program - Cocktail Challenge/Party Weds night, Beach Party Thursday Night and Prizegivig Friday night. 

Feel free to race in cruising trim. Lots of us use our boats for cruising and many will be in cruising trim. Its also logistically difficult to change to boat to full race mode (other than sails) so boats can leave on an agreed amount of cruise gear .. squabs, crockery, cutlery, rum, beer etc

We will be talking to the bloody good fellas at TR Group once again about putting on a big truck to help out with logistics. It’ll take up all the race sails and can safely store the cruising sails for the duration of the regatta.

Return cruise — Rally to Kawau, Party at KIYC Sunday Night and then join the  Anniversary Day Kawau to Auckland Race 


All Young 88's interested in racing in the beautiful Bay of Islands. 

To be eligible for the Young 88 One Design prizes boats must have a valid measurement certificate.

Contact Class Measurer Chris Macindoe for help & advice measurer@young88.org.nz

Anyone who needs crew or is looking to crew should register on the MySail crew boat management app Y88s@BayofIslandsSailingWeek page at this link

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