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Big guns in Millennium Cup

The view from above - NZ Millennium Cup 2020 - Russell - Bay of Islands - New Zealand - photo © Jeff Brown

Some of the most well-known names in superyacht racing will head south for the 2021 New Zealand Millennium Cup. Frequent competitors in global superyacht regattas like J Class Velsheda, Win Win, Pumula, Kawil, and Wavelength will join regular NZ Millennium Cup entries Silvertip, Tawera, Sassafras and Janice of Wyoming as they race in the world’s southernmost regatta. Also joining them ...

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J Class Caribbean regattas

Neck and neck - Topaz versus Velsheda in the heavyweight J Class bout in the Supermaxi class - Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2019 © Studio Borlenghi / International Maxi Association

When they muster in March in the Caribbean to race at the Antigua Superyacht Challenge and at the ever-popular Saint Barth’s Bucket, four J Class yachts will form the strongest class fleet since 2017’s J Class World Championship in Newport, RI. The back-to-back events will mark the notable return of Lionheart which pretty much swept the board during the landmark ...

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Superyacht Cup Palma

Magic Carpet 3 at Voiles de St Tropez © Gilles Martin-Raget

Competition is on the cards as Superyacht Cup Palma welcomes exciting new Performance Class entries WallyCento Magic Carpet3 and performance cruiser Ghost finalising plans to join the fleet Vitters Service and A+T Instruments join SYC as Silver Partners Thursday Race Day sponsor Pantaenius Yacht Insurance returns as supporter New Superyacht Cup Palma entry Magic Carpet3 was attracted to the 24th edition of ...

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Philippe Briand SY200 superyacht concept

SY200 superyacht concept © Philippe Briand

Philippe Briand has unveiled the latest sailing yacht concept to come from his London-based design studio: the 60-metre (200-foot) SY200. With a traditional sailing rig, the 490-gross-tonne sloop has been created to outperform the other sailing yachts under 499 gross tonnes that are on the water today, as well as to provide a head-turning aesthetic and ultimate comfort on board. ...

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Wild Oats XI in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Wild Oats XI competing at Hamilton Island Race Week © Salty Dingo

After five weeks of frenetic repair work, sometime around-the-clock, the supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI has been declared ready to race in the Rolex Sydney-Hobart race on Boxing Day. The declaration came from the skipper, Mark Richards, after the 30-metre long, silver-hulled racer completed a compulsory 24-hour qualification course off Sydney this week. “We went into race mode for that ...

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NZ Millennium Cup

The NZ Millennium Cup is contested in the idyllic Bay of Islands, and for the 2020 and 2021 regatta Royal Huisman has joined the NZ Millennium Cup as a co-Platinum sponsor © Jeff Brown

Royal Huisman joins NZ Millennium Cup for 2020 and 2021 as a co-Platinum sponsor The world’s most southerly superyacht regatta has signed the Dutch yard as a sponsor, alongside existing platinum sponsor Orams Marine, as it builds towards a February start. The New Zealand Millennium Cup is proud to announce Royal Huisman has joined the regatta as co-platinum sponsor. The ...

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Monaco Classic Week

Monaco Classic Week - photo © Stefano Gattini

Monaco Classic Week, the Yacht Club de Monaco’s biennial flagship event opens in style on Wednesday 11th September with a rendition of America’s most famous Sousa march, ‘Stars & Stripes forever’, performed by the naval military band based in Toulon (Musique des Equipages de la Flotte de Toulon). A spectacular way to kick-off the 14th edition which sees American yachting ...

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Superyacht Cup Palma 2019

Day 1 - 2019 Superyacht Cup Palma - photo © Sailing Energy / The Superyacht Cup 2019

The 23rd edition of Europe’s longest-running superyacht regatta got started Thursday with the bay off Mallorca’s capital again delivering sparkling racing conditions for The Superyacht Cup Palma. Nilaya got proceedings under way, the 34m dark hulled black sail carbon sloop powering up and crossing the line as the first to start the opening Pantaenius Race in the 13-strong superyacht fleet. Class A ...

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Superyacht Cup Palma 2019

Superyacht Cup Palma - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

Competition begins this Thursday with the opening Pantaenius Race, which will see an impressive selection of 13 of the world’s most breathtaking superyachts make the most of the idyllic and reliable sailing conditions on the waters of Palma Bay. The second day of racing will now have added spice with the announcement that the brand new North Sails Boat of the Day Award will ...

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Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta & My Song Superyacht

Baltic 130 'My Song' © Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com

The 40 metre Baltic 130 superyacht My Song has fallen off a cargo vessel during transportation from the Caribbean to the Balearics. She was lost in the Med on Saturday night. My Song, owned by Pier Luigi Loro Piana was due to take part in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. During Saturday night the Baltic 130 superyacht was lost in ...

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