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Y88s @ Bay Week Report

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,

Update: 8Y8s @ Bay Week

This is not your typical 88 Regatta……  more emphasis on fun and parties less on protests and agro punishable by a keel haul!. ......

Young 88 2023 Recap & Update on 2024 Plans

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……

Norths Sails Northern Owners Champs Reminder

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/ .......

Young 88 Fleet Up to 6 entries for the 40th Coastal Classic!

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. 

FOR ACTION: Consultation on the future of the Hardstand at Okahu Bay

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.

Young 88 Race 2 SSANZ PIC 100 Report

The weather forecast for the SSANZ PIC 100 was much more civilised than that for the PIC 60 on the 1 July, so we had a great fleet of 15 Young 88s. The weather was better than forecast and the showers held off and the race was shortened and delayed by 30 minutes to let the breeze to fill.....

Young 88 Auckland Fleet Update

We know you're busy so will be unusually brief :) .. here is some stuff that will interest you, but you will need to act now .....

Young 88 Fleet Setting Short Handed Sailing Records

We are not referring to speed records here.  Jim Young’s wonder boat cannot foil, is only 30 foot long and most of the fleet were designed and built last millennium.  It can however still break its own records for race entries and do a quick change to take the family away cruising for summer!

The Y88 Plan for Mad March

We are thinking of all those affected by the extreme weather and crossing fingers for a late summer to dry out and allow us to deliver some light relief in the form of March's full plan of fun sailing events at both ends of the country ...... We kicked off last Saturday with a weighing and measuring session ...

Final Reminder. 8Y8 Auckland Champs Update - Sunday Feb 26th

The forecast for next Sunday is perfect, ie sunny 10-15kts from SW. This compact one-day event makes for great practice for those doing The Harken Nationals and is a more chilled out event for those who are not. but wait there's more .... the entry fee is only $75 per boat. Grab the crew, additional family & friends and get your entry in before midnight this Weds