Fantastic day on the water and ashore at the Y88 Picnic

Great day on the water, we ended up on the beach in Motuihe for the picnic as rafting would have been a bit too unsettling. Excellent turn-up with 6 boats (Sailors Moon, Babe, War Machine, Young Magic, Jamiroquai also an unexpected VIP visitor Wendy Muir daughter of Jim Young on Young Blood

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 Tuesday 7th April 2020, commencing at around 1900 hours.

Auckland Young 88s Taking The Measure in 2020

Yesterday six boats and eight committee & crew volunteer measurers lined up for the annual Westhaven weighing/measuring session.  Any boat that has recently changed hands, had a structural or major component change (eg new engine)  gets asked to report  for a “check-up”.  Owners whose boats have not been weighed for years are also asked to come along.

One-design sailing at Bay of Islands Sailing Week

The Young 88s is always the largest one design keelboat fleet at Bay of Islands Sailing Week and this year they broke their own record with nine boats. The close racing attracts world class sailors – for 2020, Gavin Brady with his inevitably named Brady Bunch on his newly purchased Slipstream III handed the rest of the fleet a sailing lesson as they took every gun.....

2020 Millennial Viewpoint: Young 88 fleet party time

Despite the different racing areas, a common theme is seen throughout the class of being cutthroat enemies on the water, but when we step off the boats, it becomes party time. Having raced in all three areas, I find it amazing how such a big fleet can all come together and have a good time after a long days yachting. It is something I haven’t seen much of in any other class.

Young guns going for gold at CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week

Five youth sailors from Naval Point Yacht Club in Lyttelton have their sights set on victory at New Zealand’s biggest keelboat regatta in January 2020. Article by Helen Horrocks Bay of Islands Sailing Week Publicity and Media Liaison

2019 Young 88 North Sails Canterbury Clinic

A great couple of days out on  Lyttelton Harbour with 7 x local 88s and 4 owners from the Akaroa fleet on the water with North's gurus Matt Steven, Mathieu Guillaud and Tom Dodson. They were joined by Y88 Association measurer Chris Macindoe helping out with advice on set ups and compliance with class rules.......

2019 Y88 Dock Rally

The first Young 88 Dock Rally was a roaring success. It was great to see Jim Young and Mike Pearce down at the Young 88 Dock Rally. Great crowd. Lots of sails moved, 'bs' being talked and tips being shared! Thanks to all the visitors and boat owners who volunteered to bring their boats along!

2019 Members Forum Follow Up

A Class Members Forum was held at RNZYS Tues Sept 10th. We heard from Dr Hamish Ross about the America's Cup Deed of Gift and some of the more interesting shenanigans of the past. The association then tabled the event plan for the 19/20 season with proposed changes for discussion and feedback and presented a few of the more exciting initiatives including measurement focus, and projects "Upcycle" and "Olympus" ........

2019 SSANZ Two Handed Triple Series - Final Debrief

2019 SSANZ two handed triple series is in the bag with the weather providing a real test of men, women and machines. The first race was relatively light, race two was blowing dogs off chains and the last race was only moderate. Saturday’s  race was won by James Corbett on Flash Gordon after son Harry gave dad an early Father's Day present executing a very Flash windward drop at Rocky Bay mark in 20 knots plus well shy of a dead run. Big lad that Harry!

SSANZ Lewmar Two Handed Series Race 1 Debrief

A great day on the water for the opening round of the SSANZ Lewmar two handed triple series. A very light start and then a building southerly saw a reach run reach down to Tiri then a fetch across to the Noises and a beat with many (too many) tacks to stay out of the tide on the way home!

Sail the SSANZ Lewmar Triple Series 2019 from home!

Sailonline is delighted to be returning to Auckland, on New Zealand’s North Island. Feeling like a home-from-home, the waters of the Hauraki Gulf have, over the years, become more familiar to our virtual racers than our own home waters around the globe! For the eighth year in succession, Sailonline is looking forward to racing as the virtual partner of the Short-handed Sailing Association of New Zealand for the SSANZ Lewmar Triple Series 2019.

2019 1-2-3 Series A Very Flash Result!

A VERY FLASH RESULT! - The Mount Gay Rum Y88 1-2-3 Series 3 Handed and overall series results are all official and have been added to the 1 Handed and 2 Handed results on the event web page here