Auckland, New Zealand
Running over 3 days, New Zealand’s offering to the busy calendar of superyacht regattas was first raced in 2000, followed by events in 2003, 2007 and 2009. It is now an annual fixture.
The NZ Millennium Cup brings competitive superyacht racing to the beautiful waters of New Zealand in January each year. Having taken place in the Hauraki Gulf as well as Auckland, the regatta is now an annual fixture on the superyacht calendar forming part of the Bay of Islands' Sailing Week. It is on track to become the premier superyacht regatta in the South Pacific, attracting more and more superyachts to the region every year.
Not only is the cup an exciting regatta to participate in or to witness; it also provides the local superyacht industry with a place to showcase their work to the world. 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 really helps boost the country's economy.
By helping to entice yachts and charterers to New Zealand, the regatta really helps boost the country's economy.
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