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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 Decisi
The Young 88 Owners Association continues to innovate to keep the sailing fun and numbers healthy. This year the association has joined with fleet and event sponsor Harken to provide the “Win Wicked Winches” spot prize; a pair of Harken Performa winches valued at more than $2500. The “nats” has once again attracted a very competitive fleet of young and old “weekend warriors” and global sailing rock stars to duke it out for trophies engraved with a who’s who of NZ Sailing. Mike Sanderson, ISAF World Sailor of the Year and Volvo Ocean race winning skipper has “dusted off” Flash Gordon a
Jim Young's self published book "Jim Young - designer, boatbuilder, sailor" hit the shelves this week. Great Reading and many good stories, some we knew and some new - like how he "sourced" the planking for his first X-Class. He gives special credit to Daniel Johnston(Tango) and Gary Baigent for helping make the book happen I bought mine at Boat Books ($80), expect they are in other shops as well