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NZ Millennium Cup, the most prestigious regatta in the Pacific

Federico Tibytt

Every January the Millennium Cup is celebrated in New Zealand, highlighting the the best sailboats and superyachts of the region in a prestigious regatta in the waters off Northland's Bay of Islands.

Every year, in January, the Millennium Cup, an exclusive open-sea nautical competition that brings together the best sailboats in the region is held on the coast of New Zealand, making it an ideal destination for luxury tourism among owners of superyachts.

This year’s regatta will take place in the waters of Northland’s Bay of Islands, an idyllic bay, populated by 144 islands and islets that make it one of the most spectacular natural settings in the world.

“We have competed in the Millennium Cup several times with Silvertip since its first edition in 2000, and we have won it twice, it is always a special event that deserves more and more success.” Sailing in the Bay of Islands, surrounded by dolphins playing at the bow of the boat, it is always a delight, the organization is impeccable, the scenery unmatched and the races very competitive. All the owners of high-performance sailboats and superyachts of the Pacific should participate in this wonderful event. ” Declares the owner of the Silvertip, a superyacht that has been won the event several times.


yacht crew during competition
© NZ Millennium Cup

Main sailboats participating in the NZ Millennium cup 2019

Among the most important boats that are competing are two state-of-the-art sailboats that have graced the most recent editions of this prestigious regatta.

Freya: This modern sailboat, 90.91 feet long and 21.6 feet wide, is equipped with a state-of-the-art sailing system developed by the Nautor’s Swan specialized shipyard. Its spectacular metallic blue design highlights the impeccable teak deck, which offers wide spaces that allow easy access and mobility within the boat for the crew during the competition.


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The crew aboard the Freya © NZ Millennium Cup

Despite having a high performance sporty look, the Freya has an exquisite interior with many coatings of wood and light fabrics, creating a large and bright environment inside the sailboat.

With capacity for 8 passengers and 4 stable crew members, including the chef, the Freya guarantees the highest standard of comfort when used for vacation and the best sports performance during professional regattas.


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Interior of the Freya © NZ Millennium Cup

Janice of Wyoming: Is a luxury sailboat that has 140 feet of length and 28.5 feet of beam. Built by the prestigious New Zealand shipyard Alloy Yachts, this beautiful boat has a layout of indoor and outdoor environments optimized for comfort during recreational use. Its main deck offers a lounge and an al fresco dining area with a retractable roof towards the stern, while its interior accommodates generously-sized rooms, with 3 double en-suite cabins for guests.


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Janice of Wyoming on the high seas. © NZ Millennium Cup

At times when the Janice of Wyoming is not driven by its impressive system of sails, the super structure and aluminum hull of the boat uses a 600 hp engine that achieves a cruising speed of 12 knots and an excellent range of 2500 nautical miles. A perfect superyacht to travel the idyllic kiwi coast.

Pollution-free regatta

Stacey Cook, the main organizer of the event, assures that one of the main objectives of this new edition of the Millennium Cup is to promote the protection of New Zealand natural beauty. Therefore, sustainable innovations were implemented in all aspects of the organization, including key details such as reusable metallic water bottles for all participants and visitors of the regatta, up to the general prohibition of the use of plastics in the event.

Undoubtedly, the NZ Millennium Cup race is an excellent way to start exploring the abundant nature of this region and to discover its extensive network of services.

So, for boats of all sizes. Go ahead and enjoy the waters of New Zealand in this prestigious regatta.

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