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Piedys definitely in there at the moment with class racing with fleets of 6-12 out of Milford and larger groups doing SSANZ and Auckland Regatta.

Elliott 5.9s also very strong and have been for years but it's a different magnitude of serious.  Expect most club racers would look pretty ordinary if they put themselves in that group.

Have also heard Reactors do a bit of racing run at association level pretty much under almost everyone's radar but regular fleets of half a dozen or so.

If south of Auckland, accepted there is anything between the bombays and Antarctica, can't go past the Noelex 25s and 22s, their are groups racing on most lakes and trailer clubs.

and not sure how much regular racing there is and if any in the Auckland area, but Hartley 16 nationals seem to get good numbers and think the  quality of sailing ranges from respectable through to beginner so interesting for most people and I'd assume light on the pockets, well as light as you could hope anyway.

Not many of those keel boats sorry, plenty of other options if class racing isn't the big requirement, Trackers, Ravens, Lotus etc.

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Rocky has to be great value (read “or near offer“ he’s bought another.) If cost of ownership is an issue then get someone to go halves or thirds ?

In modern naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard a ship. 

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Sounds like there are a few more options outside of Auckland where there's too much money sitting around! Good on the them but I need to buy a house too.

I'm going to talk to a couple of people about a possible syndicate and see what comes up. Lots of good thoughts here from the truly budget through to the Y88, 930's etc which are a step up in price but a lot more boat. Thanks.

 

 

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I wouldn't go for a 'name' boat, but a one off that has good attributes for what you want. By definition, name boats are better recognized and have higher resale value, esp the one designs like Y88 etc. The best keeler racing around is in handicap fleets anyway, and it sounds like you want to tweek and learn.

Agree there are a couple of SR 26's around that offer good value for money for racing.

Here is two examples of one off boats that are good value for money for racing. (I've no affiliation)

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/listing/2660231020?bof=zUHlxgni

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/listing/2227821892?bof=zUHlxgni

But to be honest, I think owning a boat is completely incompatible with buying a house...

You could get a regular crew spot on someone else's boat and have a lot of fun racing without the cost.

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OK so  call us biased but if you want best use of your asset then get together a syndicate of three or four like minded sailors (that is race vs cruise mentality), buy an 88 and race and cruise the hell out of it. Or buy into a syndicate like Heartlight currently on TradeMe

We have a templated syndicate agreement, and real examples of high, med and low annual budgets available if you want to understand the real cost to own. Plus there are loads of people on the committee who can help with advice.

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Failing that get Booboo on the rums then negotiate to buy Rocky :)Feel free to PM us or get in touch via the contacts on the web site https://www.young88.org.nz/about/committee/

Good luck with the search

Mike

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3 hours ago, Fish said:

This one is also being sold by another rich prick with more boats than he knows what to do with ;) so it's price is most likely open to arm twisting as well.

I haven't been close to the boat for a while but I know the owner is anal so it will be set up well with good gear. 

 

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2 hours ago, KM... said:

This one is also being sold by another rich prick with more boats than he knows what to do with ;) so it's price is most likely open to arm twisting as well.

I haven't been close to the boat for a while but I know the owner is anal so it will be set up well with good gear. 

 

How many boats do you own KM, not counting dinghie's? Just curious (not having a dig, there just seems to be a prevalence of multiple boat owning people about all of a sudden.

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