The premier superyacht regatta of the South Pacific will be raced over the emerald waters of the Bay of Islands come January, and we’re inviting you to take up the challenge.
The New Zealand Millennium Cup will be raced as part of Bay of Islands Sailing Week and the combination is set to deliver more excitement than ever before. To ensure the regatta is as easy as possible for our guests, we’ve set aside sheltered anchorages and a tender service, as well as tender berthage for race days, reserved for superyachts within the Opua marina area, near the Opua Cruising Club and Race HQ.
A selection of challenging courses make the most of the spectacular scenery; weaving through the island chains dotted through the Bay.
An array of courses allows race officers to choose the exact course to make the most of each race day's weather conditions, and entrants are are handicapped by Jim Teeters to ISYR.
Download the entry form and race documents, here, and find FAQ's, here.
“It’s a fun regatta with a competitive edge. You don’t need to spend thousands flying in rock-star crew, there are plenty of world-class guys locally who will jump at the chance to help you get round the track in one piece.” Captain Blair Macleod of S/Y Silvertip; previous New Zealand Millennium Cup winner
Bay of Islands Sailing Week
Raced alongside the New Zealand Millennium Cup, Bay of Islands Sailing Week is a celebration of New Zealand's rich sailing culture. Competitors from around the country race on the Bay with family and friends, and the regatta is the biggest of its kind in the country.
Running over the 24, 25, 26, 27 of January 2017, the regatta supplies the rich backdrop which the drama of the NZ Millennium Cup is played out against.