Taking place in the Bay of Islands of New Zealand, the Millennium Cup is a dramatic competition of yatch racing, bringing an engaging experience for visitors.
As the leading super yacht race in the South Pacific region organized by NZ Marine Export Group, Millennium Cup will be an attractive “arena” to attract a large number of believers in the world to Bay of Islands – an archipelago. Stunning views on 144 large and small islands, famous for friendly dolphins, thrilling fishing experiences and world-class scuba diving. The good winds and the picturesque scenery of this place are also ideal for sailing cruises.
Six notable representatives in this year’s race include the 2019 Millennium Cup Champion – 28.1m long Tawera sailboat, Silvertip’s “silver nose” 33.83m long with 2 times winning the top spot, “familiar faces” from 2015 – Sassafras with a length of 34.2m, the return of Janice of Wyoming 39.7m, with two “newcomers” is Kawil 34.1m and super yacht Adele has a length of up to 54.6 m.
The Eagles Nest – a 5-star resort
In addition to the locations in the town of Russell – where the yachts begin the journey to conquer the championship in 2020, visitors desiring to enjoy the luxury experience while still enjoying this fascinating race. Stay at Eagles Nest – a 5-star resort complex with 5 villas in the north of Russell, with luxurious facilities and spectacular views to follow the journey of the proud yachts.
If not satisfied with the foresight, hiring a yacht to experience “close-up” is not a bad idea. The first option you can consider is the Royal Huisman’s 57.6m long Twizzle with enough space for 9 passengers and 11 sailors. There is spacious exterior, very comfortable to follow the competition with talented and experienced alfresco dining in the lower deck
What’s more, the contemporary interior designed by Todhunter Earle is equally eye-catching. Another notable name is Athos – Holland Jachtbouw’s 61.8 m long yacht, more spacious with 5 cabins for 12 guests and a crew of 10 people.
This yacht launched in 2010 and renovated 6 years later, its width is up to 11 m so the space is very airy. The master suite has its own floor, while the deck is elongated, perfect for watching competitions, dining or organizing events.
As can be seen, this is one of the most attractive yachts race in the world.