NZ Marine is thrilled to announce that the 2015 New Zealand Millennium Cup is lining up to be one of the best editions of the event yet. Entries are looking strong for the January 2015 start, with big name vessels, comprising charter yacht Bliss, Janice of Wyoming, superyacht Silencio, sailing yacht Sassafras and luxury yacht Silvertip, all lining up to race around the islets of the Bay of Islands.
Beautiful Perini Navi-built sailing yacht Silencio, joins the regatta fresh from a South Pacific cruise, to join the battle for the Cup which has seen Silvertip, Bliss and Janice of Wyoming go head-to-head in several previous regattas.
Five-time circumnavigator, Silencio yacht, comes to the race with experience under her belt. The 50-metre Perini Navi is fresh from a run of successful regattas which include taking third in class at this February’s St Barth’s Bucket and victory in the 2013 Perini Navi Cup.
Joining her is 34.2-metre Royal Huisman superyacht Sassafras, with new EC6 carbon rigging by sponsor Southern Spars. The sloop was designed by Fontaine-Hood for comfort over long distances as well as power under sail, and organisers are very much looking forward to seeing that power demonstrated as the fleet weaves through the Bay of Islands. Other entries include Alloy Yachts’ Janice of Wyoming, and Yachting Development’s Bliss and Silvertip, who are all excited to go head-to-head once more in New Zealand waters.