The South Pacific’s superyacht regatta will move from the Bay of Islands to Auckland next year, running from 23-26 February.
The New Zealand Millennium Cup regatta, known for promoting superyacht cruising in the region, will move to Auckland next year, it has been announced.
“As our sister regatta the Superyacht Cup Palma gets underway this week, we’re very pleased to share the New Zealand Millennium Cup will add its name to the superyacht regattas raced in the heart of port cities,” says organiser Stacey Cook.
“When the New Zealand Millennium Cup is raced from 23rd – 26th February 2024, it will be with Auckland, the City of Sails, as its backdrop.”
The regatta is known for fun, exciting racing with a Kiwi flavour all of its own and adds another string to the bow of attractions for superyachts visiting New Zealand. Moving the regatta to Auckland means it will be adjacent to the country’s largest superyacht marinas and comes as part of a summer of events supported by Tātaki Auckland Unlimited.
A summer of events
The move is designed around the long-term growth of the regatta, tying it to other events across the New Zealand summer season and placing the Cup in the heart of New Zealand’s marine sector.
Hosting the regatta in Auckland allows for greater synergy with companies of the New Zealand marine industry, as well as further exposure of the industry to the high-value superyacht market.
Entry will open soon via millenniumcup.com.
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