Y88s@ The Ned Women's Series - Race 1 on Tuesday 1st Feb

The Ponsonby Sailing Club has agreed again, as part of the Ned Womens’ Summer Series 2022, to have a Young 88 division on its own. The first race is in less than two weeks’ time on Tuesday 1st February at 6.15 pm.....

Y88 Coaching - Auckland "Westie Practice Laps"

For those in or near Auckland City on 27/01 1800 onwards, rally or join the troops, remove the rust and get in a few pre-regatta season practice laps. A great way to set the crew up for the Sprints, Nationals, Women's series, Auckland Regatta and any other racing. more...

Young 88 Summer Update .. It's Race Time!

Hi all, I hope Santa delivered on that new 3Di Genoa and you have had, or are still having a great break. It has been another amazing summer for cruising. Fingers crossed the blue skies and fair winds will continue for the action packed 88 race program at both ends of the country......

88 Update: Northern Fleet Summer Plan - Slight Reset

Here’s to a long hot and free summer! There have been a few changes to the program and a whole line up of great events right on the door step. We have mixed it up even more this year and are trying some new ideas to ensure there is something for everyone, racer, cruiser, cruiser/racer, young, old, male, female, kids, no kids......

Young 88 Covid 19 "Levels" to "Lights" Update

It's now official. Red light means go! For those north of the Bombay border this looks like freeeeeedommm... Let December's on water pilgrimages, battles and 40th anniversary celebratory feasts begin 😎🍾🥂🎉🎂🎄🔥☀️🍷🎁🥳

88 Update - Planning Around Covid

Hi all, Given the way forward for the start of this season is anything but clear we thought we'd have a shot (scuse the pun:)) at at least sharing our strategy..... Covid is causing all sorts of planning challenges......

Newsletter: “88 Update” - October 2021-

Welcome to summer 21/22 and to what hopefully starts the return to normality. I hope you; your family and crew are well and coping OK with life's current challenges. We have plenty of news and things to look forward to and celebrate......

2021 SSANZ Lewmar Triple Series - Covid Strikes Again!

Sadly that's a rap for the Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand Lewmar triple series , Covid lock-down has caught us again ☹️. 2 Races will complete the series , Results now up on there website Well done to Sister Moonshine 1st on line & 1st on handicap taking out that series overall . Babe 2nd on line & 2nd on handicap overall Legless 3rd on line overall Vagabond 3rd on handicap overall Thanks to all the Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zeala


All done and dusted with crews heading for a prize giving at BBYC at 1700. A great days racing three up with kites doing five windward leewards. Congratulations to Jacko and Naullsy for their first on line in the three handed champs, second was Greg Wilshire on Vagabond and third the Haslip blokes on Babe. First on corrected time Leigh Miller on Voodoo....

Clean Sweep for Cris Brodie in the Mount Gay Rum Young 88 Single Handed Regatta

Last Sunday morning saw an early completion or deferral of Mother’s Day duties as the competitors and volunteers made their way out to Northern Leading light for the three harbour races in the Young 88 single handed regatta. Cris Brodie sailing the borrowed Vagabond gave everyone a lesson with a clean sweep of bullets, Jon Henderson on the borrowed Dilemma was second on line and first on corrected time and Craig Haslip sailing his own (and bro Gavin’s) boat Babe was third.....

“Team Barker” Having Fun at the 2021 Harken Young 88 Nationals

Last weekend’s Harken Young 88 Nationals followed hot on the heels of the Southern Champs held in Lyttleton a week prior. Both events featured a quality fleet of fifteen boats, challenging conditions, world class talent, and as much fun off the water as on.

America's Cup Sailors Back For Northern and Southern Young 88 Regattas

The Young 88 fleet continues to strengthen its position as a great racing and cruising option for all ages, stages and regions of the country.  The North Sails Southern Champs are on this weekend April 10-11 and are  followed a week later by The Harken Young 88 National Champs.  Both events are expected to attract fleets upwards of fifteen boats.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that an Annual General Meeting of the Young 88 Owners Association of New Zealand (inc) will be held at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's clubrooms at Westhaven on Moinday 12th April 2021, commencing at 1900 hours.

Zane Gifford Wins Postponed 2020 Harken Young 88 Nationals

After a high-pressure decision to postpone the Nationals on the cusp of the COVID-19 pandemic back in March, the event was successfully completed last weekend by a competitive fleet of sixteen boats racing in ideal conditions... Take that Covid!

2020 November Young 88 Bulletin

Welcome to summer. ….. 2020 has been a year not to remember ….not even going to mention the C word. This year will also mark the loss of a Kiwi yachting icon in Jim Young. The association led the organisation of an on water parade of his designs and we were invited to speak at his memorial service; more info below.