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Local knowledge

We love their approach…

We are a fully volunteer run class association (www.young88.org.nz) working hard to get the nationals entry numbers back up to the 20s where they were in the sailing heydays of the 80’s and 90’s. Currently we have 15 and any exposure is going to help. SA would be awesome.

Check some of the names on the roll of honour at this page.

Jim Young is an iconic Kiwi Designer into ULDB boats when everyone else was sailing leadmines . Camp Freddy went to Cowes in the mid 90s and stunned onlookers and the scoreboard.Ref

Here is a video interview I did for the Y88 West Island (aus) Champs

Heavily edited but still long.. that man can talk!

Jim is now in his 90’s and his health is not so flash. He always comes to prize giving and is a real character. It would be great if we can show him that his most popular boat (150 were built and still sailing in Aus and NZ) is in great shape and still growing..

Apologies that was going to be a short note!


Anarchist Mike