Auckland, New Zealand
Running over three days in January, New Zealand’s offering to the busy calendar of superyacht regattas was first raced in 2000 and, following events in 2003, 2007 and 2009, is now an annual fixture.
The NZ Millennium Cup brings competitive superyacht racing to the beautiful waters of New Zealand. Having taken place in the Hauraki Gulf as well as in Auckland, the regatta now forms part of the Bay of Islands' Sailing Week. Attracting more and more superyachts to the region each year, it is on track to become the premier superyacht regatta in the South Pacific.
Not only an exciting regatta to watch, as well as participate in, the cup provides the local superyacht industry with a place to showcase their work to the world. The committee works to ensure yachts are aware of the diversity New Zealand waters present and the opportunity for world-leading refit and repair services.
With the number of yachts visiting the Asia-Pacific constantly increasing, the event provides an extra incentive for yachts considering spending time in the area. By helping to entice yachts and charterers to New Zealand, the regatta helps boost the country's economy.
For more details on competing in the cup as part as a regatta charter or simply visiting the event on an extended charter vacation, speak to your preferred charter broker.
By helping to entice yachts and charterers to New Zealand, the regatta really helps boost the country's economy.
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