Organisers of the New Zealand Millenium Cup have announced that entries are now officially open for the 2016 event, as well as introducing an updated racing format. Held from the 27th to 29th January in the Bay of Islands, the regatta will now encompass four races instead of its previous three.
The race is separated into two divisions; the NZ Millennium Cup Series for yachts 30 metres and above and the Pacific series for yachts from 19 metres to 29.9 metres.
Organisers comment, “The journey to New Zealand is part of the appeal for many owners who enter, and who enjoy the sense of being in a place that’s a world apart from the usual regatta haunts. With every day of 2015’s racing flanked by dolphins and the startlingly beautiful vistas the Bay of Islands provides, the setting has proved to be a superyacht regatta backdrop like no other.”
Next year’s racing will once again be held alongside the Bay of Islands Sailing Week regatta; a domestic regatta which provides thrilling racing as the NZ Millennium Cup divisions and smaller classes fill the Bay with sails.