At this year’s New Zealand Millennium Cup, eight entries will fight it out on a selection of challenging courses which weave their way through the spectacular emerald waters of the Bay of Islands.
The three days of racing begin on 25th January, after a welcoming function on the event’s opening night, and conclude with a prize-giving ceremony in the evening of 27th January.
They all face stiff competition from last year’s winner TAWERA and the other repeat entries ‘Janice of Wyoming’, ANTAEUS and ‘Steinlager 2’. First-timer PUMULA, which was awarded the World Superyacht Awards’ Sailing Yacht of the year in 2013, will also compete.
Momentum has already been building for the 2017 edition as New Zealand shipyard Orams Marine reported in October last year that several of the competitors are scheduled to stop at the yard for service before the event gets underway to ensure they are in fighting fit condition.
FARFALLA has already been serviced, undergoing the installation of a removable inner forestay and removable bowsprit, and Janice of Wyoming has also had some upgrades at the yard.
The NZ Millennium Cup looks to promote New Zealand as a premier destination for racing, refits and new builds as well as to showcase its cruising grounds, resplendent in natural beauty.
After the racing is over, CAVALLO will be available for charter in New Zealand before heading to Fiji in April, and SILVERTIP and FARFALLA are also open for bookings in these spectacular South Pacific destinations.
Eight entries will fight it out on a selection of challenging courses which weave their way through the spectacular emerald waters of the Bay of Islands
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