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  1. Hi Crump We are definitely spoiled for choice in NZ when it comes to a broad and diverse bunch of slightly older but great value 8-10 metre boats. 88 disciples are of course biased towards Jim's amazing design and you could pick up a decent 88 for anything between $20 and $70k in the last 12 months. The price reflects the age and upkeep of the gear. We have owners of all sorts of ages and experience and run events to match. Feel free to get in touch with the association https://www.young88.org.nz/about/committee/ The association has to be strict about enforcing the class rules to try and keep racing fair and costs down (no easy thing!!) so make sure that you check a boats measurement/certification status/potential with the owner and the class measurer if you are buying with the intention of doing class racing. We can refer you to some of our recent new owners if you want to get their feedback and compare notes. Good luck Mike Leyland
  2. Hey all. Jim had such a positive impact on so many sailors and launchies that we have decided to organise an "On Water Salute" in his honour. This is timed to take place immediately after his remembrance ceremony at RNZYS next Friday. Please like and share the Facebook event and pass on to all those you know who have enjoyed or still enjoy his designs.. The more boats we can get n the water the better. Facebook event is at this link https://www.facebook.com/events/2667290453593271/ "Jim Young designed and built a vast array of yachts and launches including one of his favourite and most successful designs the Young 88. The life of Jim is being honoured at a remembrance ceremony at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Friday, July 3rd at 2pm. There has been a big expression of loss, a lot of stories of the fun and joy his designs have brought and a real desire from those who own or have owned his designs to mark his passing. We want to bring together as many of his designs as possible for an on water lap in his honour including keelers, launches, catamarans and dinghies. The “Young flotilla” will assemble after the remembrance ceremony at approximately 3:15pm on the waters directly in front of the Squadron. Boats will join a circuit around two laid marks to be left to port. Skippers to listen out on VHF Channel 17 for any further instructions. Refer to SailWorld https://www.sail-world.com/news/229589/Top-designer-builder-and-sailor-Jim-Young-dies and Yachting NZ https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/news/nz-loses-giant-boat-designing-and-building for more of the story of Jim "
  3. Hi, Class rules say: 14.1 (e) One anchor and chain including connection, with a combined anchor and chain weight of 20 kg as a minimum. The chain length shall be at least 9 meters & link diameter at least 8mm. Anchors, chain and rode shall comply with current YNZ safety regulations. YNZ Safety Regs pg 71 says: ANCHORS 17.29 Anchors and ground tackle to be carried shall include: Two anchors with: (i) A cable the boat’s length on deck of chain (min) plus 60m (195ft) of rope or chain, the bitter end of this cable to be secured to the hull. (ii) A second anchor cable of 6m (19ft 6in) minimum of chain plus 40m (130ft) of rope or chain. - Mandatory Cats 1-3 recommended Cat 4 Floating anchor warp not acceptable. At least one anchor must be complete with tackle and ready for immediate use at all times. - Mandatory Cats all categories One anchor, a cable the boat’s length of chain and 40m of warp. - Mandatory Cats 4 & 5 Implies.. Minimum required if racing Cat 4 or 5 only: One anchor and chain including connection, with a combined anchor and chain weight of 20 kg as a minimum. The chain length shall be at least 9 meters & link diameter at least 8mm. Warp/cable length minimum 40m If racing Cat 1-3 or cruising then as a minimum comply with class rules and relevant YNZ rules Anchor type is up to you but most boats carry Plows/CQR or Rocna type anchors for cruising and for racing cat 4/5 some will carry an 1 x aluminium Danforth and chain to achieve the 20kg min weight and minimum warp Apart from complying with rules it is up to you and depends on how well you want to sleep when parked. Chains Ropes and Anchors might be in a good spot to comment class and YNZ rules plus anchor type...
  4. Sorted I think... BTW all invited just bring fenders, lines, cash for the CG collection bucket and your own refreshments
  5. SOS After Match Mothership Needed Its the Piedy's turn to dial up the Triple Series Coastguard Fundraiser and aftermatch. We have run out of options via 88 and PP contacts so putting out an SOS for a mothership to put the sounds and BBQ undercover in case of a tropical shower or two. This event raised just over $500 for CG and was a real blast last year and promises to be bigger and better this year. https://www.facebook.com/YoungEightyEight/posts/1242784389179147 If you can help then please send a message to the Piedy's via their FB page or FB messenger @PiedyAssocNZ message here or email youngeightyeight@gmail.com and we'll put you intouch.
  6. Young 88 Division Baltic 60 Debrief The 88's have a new "rule" ... they who win shall write the story... cheer Chris Last Saturday was race one for the 2019 SSANZ short handed sailing series. Chris was originally unavailable to do this race as he was meant to be doing the TransPac on RanTan II - but that's another story - and with Paul in Asia, Chris and Mike went to battle on War Machine. Morning dawned with clear skies and little wind. 140 odd boats were milling around the start area while Mike bravely jumped into the 14.6degC water to sort the sail drive boot out - note must get fixed. 12 Young 88's were racing so we had our own division start. We got an average start in about 4kts of southerly wind with the spinnaker up and not going quite where we'd talked about. Managed to go back to the game plan and got into the groove of gybing to stay in the fingers of wind whilst constantly trimming the spinnaker and making gains on those boats who had a better start. Had a little battle with the front bunch of 88's through the Motuihe channel trying to keep in clear wind with lots of traffic to contend with from the boats in the divisions in front we were overhauling. Made a decision not to go close into the lee of Motutapu with the other 88's we were dueling with to get out of the tide. This was our move of the day. From then on we were being chased for the next 5 hours by Flash Gordon and the fleet of Y88's. The wind had built into the mid to late teens for the rest of the day with a nice spinnaker run and quick sail change in preparation for the upwind legs from the turning mark at Navy Buoy off Whangaparoa. With slightly cracked sheets we sailed to The Noises with multiple attacks from Flash Gordon to get past but to no avail. On the beat from The Noises to the finish at Orakei we worked hard tactically covering Flash and keeping out of the tide and did what felt like a hundred tacks. The plan had worked and we managed to finish 2mins in front of Flash in daylight to the sound and smell of cordite. Champagne sailing - without the champagne - just beer and rum. Great racing again in best one-design keelboat class in the world (ok so we're biased) Echo stories above in thanking all the volunteers who make this great series happen.
  7. Y88's all use Mike Pearce. He has been doing a lot of Young 88 windows, no bolts and they look great ... http://www.mikepearce.co.nz/
  8. We like the expression ... "the rising tide lifts all boats".. 88s have great tussles with 930's especially upwind. The turbos are harder to hang onto and off the wind in a breeze a 930 will surf right on by. Thread steal..... @MarkM, if you have some up to date 88 polars I am sure they would also be gratefully received? What we have in the Young 88 Google Drive is from our friends at SailOnline
  9. Triple Series After Match is on again.. this year it is the Piedys leading the charge so you can be sure it will be louder! The hat will go round once again for the guardian angels from Coastguard Auckland $504 to beat! Ref the Facebook event for more info https://www.facebook.com/events/2414142008805914/ Signature video/tune from 2018 is here
  10. RAGING HORMONES TAKES OUT 2019 HARKEN YOUNG 88 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS By Andrew Delves Posted March 20, 2019 In Major Regattas, News 0 Andrew Wills and his team on board Raging Hormones have risen above a bumper sixteen boat fleet to win the 2019 Harken Young 88 National Championships in Auckland over the weekend. It was challenging regatta to get going with very light 5-7 knot winds throughout the day on Saturday, meaning it was a tricky day of sailing in the Young 88’s which are known to thrive off a decent breeze – but the Race Management team managed to get three races in the books. Sunday was even lighter, with only two races sailed, but this took the overall total to the required five races needed for the event. However this didn’t stop the fleet from having some great light wind battles and tight one design racing out on the water off northern leading buoy –“It’s a very close fleet up and down the spectrum, it doesn’t matter what the skill level is there’s always a battle going on somewhere on the course – whether it’s between first and second, fourth and fifth or tenth and twelfth, so it’s all the way up there is plenty of good racing to be had.” – Mark Bond Slipstream. Young 88 royalty was also on the water to witness the 2019 edition of the event, in the form of Young 88 designer Jim Young – “Somebody said to me the other day – and I chose to believe them of course – that it is [the Young 88} the best all-purpose boat that they know, and I couldn’t help but agree with them.” In comparison to how they finished the regatta – it was a slightly slow start to the weekend for Wills and Raging Hormones, starting with a fourth place in the first race. The team then came good pretty quickly, going on to win three of the four remaining races as well as adding a second place finish to their total, allowing them to blitz the fleet on the overall standings. Mark Bond’s Slipstream came home in second place overall, a whopping nine points behind the winners – with Harry Thurston and his team on Undercover rounding out the podium in third. This is the second year in a row that Raging Hormones has taken the victory – and the third time since 2015. In fact only Raging Hormones and Slipstream have taken home the Tanaka Cup in the last five events. Wills was happy to come away with the win, even though there wasn’t as much racing as he would have liked – “Yeah we’re pretty happy, we had a great team on board this weekend and even though we wish had got a bit more breeze and a few more races in – we’re pretty pleased to come away with the win. I’m really stoked with the great job that the Young 88 Class Association did behind the scenes to put this event on, it’s the most entries we’ve had in a long time. A big thanks to Harken for sponsoring the event and to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron for putting it on.” Full results can be found HERE Photos + Video on the Young 88 Facebook page HERE and HERE By Andrew Delves RNZYS PR & Communications Manager Images © Rachel von Zalinski – Live Sail Die
  11. Eighteen Entries for this Weekend’s Harken Young 88 National Championship The Young 88 continues to prove its popularity with high levels of participation and building fleets in the North Island, South Island and West Island (New South Wales). The 2019 Harken Nationals take place on 16-17 March. Entries include the current champ Zane Gifford’s Raging Hormones to be skippered by Andrew Wills, and previous Nationals winner and current sprint racing leader Mark Bond’s Slipstream. It’s fantastic to see former top race boats returning to the fleet like Stephen Bettesworth’s Split Decision, Jacko van Deventer’s Sailor Moon being skippered by new boat partner Michael Naulls and Dave Stanton’s Sister Moonshine skippered by son Campbell. Undercover has recently changed hands with new owner Akaroa based Jonny Bell and skipper former Emirates Team NZ sailor Harry Thurston setting the Auckland scene alight by finishing at the top of the first couple of nights of sprint racing. The fleet is also welcoming for the first time Jim Young’s daughter, Wendy Muir campaigning Young Blood with Jim’s granddaughter Kelsey aboard. PredictWind’s long range forecast models for the race area North of Rangitoto are already well aligned showing a perfect 10-15kts from East on Saturday and a bit more 15-20 from the East on Sunday with very little or no rain. The Young 88 Association has been testing out the MySail www.mysail.team boat and crew management app and has been using it successfully to help the owners fill crew gaps. To view crew available and sign up go to the MySail event page at this link www.app.mysail.team/series/68/harken-young-88-nationals The weekend’ off water plan at The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron plan is as busy as ever with a skipper’s briefing 1800 Friday night including the slightly different procedures for an umpired fleet. There will be a full on “after match” Saturday in the Dinghy Locker bar featuring an inter crew Harken Winching competition (check this vid out https://youtu.be/0AmTT5K0iuQ?t=6) with loads of great prizes and spot prizes. The Nationals will be capped off with the Prize Giving Sunday night in the Quarterdeck restaurant with special guests including designer Jim and his wife Anne Young. Check out LiveSailDie’s off the wall video preview here www.facebook.com/YoungEightyEight/videos/226048711559562/ The racing and results can be followed on the RNZYS event page: http://www.rnzys.org.nz/sailing-events/harken-young-88-national-championships/ and also, on the Young 88 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YoungEightyEight. 2019 Harken Young 88 Nationals Entries: BOAT NAME SAIL NO SKIPPER ABRCADABRA II 8365 Julian Bishop BABE 6832 Gavin Haslip FLASH GORDON 473 James Corbett HEARTLIGHT 8202 Roger Sims LEGLESS 6188 Karen/Grant Reid & Crawford MEDIUM DRY 6284 Philip Rzepecky RAGING HORMONES 9105 Andrew Wills SAILORMOON 6398 Michael Naulls SIMPLE MINDS 6488 Bruce Scott SISTER MOONSHINE 5088 Campbell Stanton SKITZO 884 Rick Hackett SLIPSTREAM 325 Mark Bond SPLIT DECISION 6150 Stephen Bettesworth UNDERCOVER 6668 Harry Thurston VOODOO 188 Leigh Miller WAKA HUIA 8022 Nick Gillies WAR MACHINE 4881 Chris Macindoe YOUNG BLOOD 6430 Wendy Muir
  12. Sorry only just saw this post. Should have reported back earlier. Large party with even larger music. Definitely should be an annual event. $504 donated to Coastguard Sorry can't post images here from Facebook or Google photos so all of the details can be found on the Y88 Facebook event page discussion here: https://www.facebook.com/events/443855122756528/permalink/591705594638146/
  13. Hi there, Some might accuse us of being biased but..... whilst not the perfect boat in everyone's eyes Jim Young's designs and Roger Land's production was decades ahead of its time. So much so that they can almost foot it 35 years later with the latest production boats. ...... We are having some fun in a dialogue with Jim comparing the J88 (2018) and J99 (2019) to the Y88 and Y99. The Young 88 Owners association is here to help with advice and to answer any questions related to all things Young 88. Refer to the web site for contacts https://www.young88.org.nz/classcontacts and follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/YoungEightyEight for latest news and events. BTW the AGM is going to be held Tuesday March 19th, 1900hrs at the RNZYS, boring protocol first then class updates and Americas Cup focused guest speaker. Check FB events for details and to register interest https://www.facebook.com/pg/YoungEightyEight/events/ Good luck with the purchase decision Mike
  14. Some people might say we are biased but we think it is inarguably the Young 88. Unsung hero, Jim Young's most popular design combined with innovator Roger Land's - ahead of its time build. Holding up brilliantly after 35 years .... and they said the open transom would be the cause of mass sinkings! Affordable family cruiser racer with good fleets in all main centres including NSW on the West Island. .. he he .. that should liven up this thread even more
  15. Yes, yes/no/maybe, yes and yes. Created a beautiful post to FB yesterday on way towing PontooNZ boat in and its gone AWOl in Facebook. $#%$^%$&^% Slightly hungover FB operator me thinks. Looks like we will finish around $500 for the Coasties once pledges and sponsors funds are in. A bloody good night. We will photos and vid out this evening after day job.
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