May 20, 2024

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The 'New Zealand Millennium Cup', a sailing competition that returns after a two-year hiatus

The 'New Zealand Millennium Cup', a sailing competition that returns after a two-year hiatus

Aucklanders have been waiting a decade for the sailing competition since it's summer in New Zealand. Millennium Cup Return to Auckland. After a two-year hiatus, the regatta was held in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf from 23-26 February, attracting a competitive fleet of yachts, including a starting field of 18m+ multihulls. The regatta was moved to Auckland to be closer to superyacht marinas and facilities for both spectators and participants.

Perseusˆ3 leaves its mark on day one

boat Perseusˆ3 Perini Navi, 60 meters long and built to racing specifications, took first place on day one with the introduction of the ORC rule for superyachts and the ORC rule for multihulls. Competing in the Millennium Cup category, Perseusˆ3 dominated the race, taking the honors at the finish line and outrunning Wyoming's Janis and Sassafras in their fierce and furious race to the finish line. Prizes were awarded at happy hour at the end of the day.