New Zealand Millennium Cup

Having grown each year since its inception in 2000, the New Zealand Millennium Cup acts as a leading exhibition for this South Pacific destination, offering a wealth of alluring factors to sailors on luxury sailing yachts of all shapes and sizes. New Zealand is often overlooked as a yachting destination, with charterers and owners often opting for Australian waters, but with recent editions of the regatta taking sailors to the beautiful Hauraki Gulf, the incredible Auckland and the Bay of Islands, the destination is gaining the attention it rightfully deserves. Competitive superyacht rallies have never looked so idyllic!

About the New Zealand Millennium Cup

For three days each January, the regatta thrills seafaring participants and spectators alike with entertaining races and a fun-filled complementary line-up of events and attractions. Comprising part of the Bay of Islands’ Sailing Week, the New Zealand Millennium Cup is quickly becoming a highlight of the continent’s sailing rally schedule. Participants are put through their paces, as their sailing skills are tested in New Zealand’s optimum sailing conditions.

The positive impact on New Zealand’s yachting scene

Organised by Auckland ROR, the annual New Zealand Millennium Cup is also having a beneficial impact on the country’s economy, as visiting yachts spend time exploring this remarkable region after competing. New Zealand’s reputation as a yachting hub is growing in line with the success of the increasingly popular regatta. Moreover, the country’s refit and repair services are thrust into the limelight and benefit from competitors’ business.

When is the next edition of the New Zealand Millennium Cup?

The next regatta will run from January 30th to February 2nd 2019. Prospective entrants can get involved in the race by visiting the event’s official website.