Dates Set for New Zealand Millennium Cup 2015

The New Zealand Millennium Cup is the South Pacific’s premier superyacht regatta and has a reputation for attracting superyachts with a penchant for taking the adventurous route.
Now with the dates set, the courses are being finalised and the 2015 New Zealand Millennium Cup is lining up to be one of the best editions of the superyacht regatta, yet and organisers are inviting superyachts with a taste for adventure to join the dash for line honours
With the preliminary notice of race ready for distribution to the global superyacht industry, we’re pleased to announce the New Zealand Millennium Cup is back albeit held in the new location of the Bay of Islands.
Already considered by many to be the premier superyacht regatta of the South Pacific, the New Zealand Millennium Cup has built a reputation for close-fought, fun racing, since the inaugural edition in 2000.
Drawing attention to New Zealand’s beautiful cruising grounds, skilled workforce and innovative industry, it is an event which showcases the best of New Zealand’s superyacht sector in a laid-back, recognisably-Kiwi style.
A key focus of the regatta is to encourage extended cruising within the country, and the Cup committee will be working closely with the wider industry to ensure yachts are aware of the diversity New Zealand waters present, as well as the opportunity for world-leading refit and repair services.
This is the place for yachts with a thirst for adventure; for the wanderers, the trail-blazers and the explorers.

For the first time the New Zealand Millennium Cup will be incorporated into the Bay of Islands Sailing Week; a hugely popular week-long regatta with a reputation for exceptional racing on the emerald waters of this sub-tropical part of New Zealand.
“Incorporating the New Zealand Millennium Cup in a vibrant and well-run regatta offers another attraction for a superyacht to visit New Zealand and maybe stay longer,” says  Peter Busfield, Executive Director of the NZ Marine Industry Association.  “We also envisage a flow-on benefit to Auckland and beyond from a larger number of superyachts and other cruising yachts visiting the Bay of Islands,” he added.