Royal Huisman joins the New Zealand Millennium Cup

The New Zealand Millennium Cup has announced that Dutch yard Royal Huisman has joined the regatta as co-platinum sponsor.

The yard will join New Zealand’s Orams Marine as co-platinum sponsor for the 2020 and 2021 regattas which will be raced in of the world’s great natural playgrounds; the Bay of Islands.

Jurjen van’t Verlaat, marketing and communications manager of Royal Huisman commented, “Royal Huisman is proud to announce its sponsorship of the New Zealand Millennium Cup. The team is looking forward to meeting new friends and to reinforcing existing ties during this sailing event in the impressive New Zealand cruising grounds.

He added, “Due to recent and current projects there is a good deal to update you on. We are always delighted to discuss new build or refit projects that call upon all the skills, ingenuity and experience we can offer at our two main shipyards in the Netherlands – Vollenhove and Amsterdam – and also at various flexible locations. We are looking forward to meeting you and of course, to hearing all of the New Zealand industry’s own news.”

The 2020 regatta will commence from the 29th January to 1st February and is rapidly building towards a bumper edition with New Zealand’s summer yachting season already showing signs of being busy.

Craig Park, of Orams Marine, said  “We always advise refit clients to book well in advance as the yard is invariably full through the New Zealand season of August to May.

Park continued , “At the moment, that’s even more important than ever. It’s great to see so many yachts taking the time to cruise through the Pacific and make their way to New Zealand and we’re looking forward to introducing more of our international colleagues, peers and friends to the beautiful Bay of Islands when racing begins in February.”

The Royal Huisman-build Sassafras will return to the race, as will past competing yachts Silvertip, Tawera and Janice of Wyoming, whilst new entrant Kawil will take to the waters. Entries have started for 2021 with Cilliam and Black Sails entering already, along with Janice of Wyoming, Sassafras and Silvertip.

Additional sponsors have returned to the regatta including Doyle Sails, Smuggler Marine and Bay of Islands Marinaas gold sponsors, COAST, Breed Media, North Sails/Southern Spars and Electronic Navigation Limited (ENL) as silver sponsors and Holton Marine, Power Equipment and Attest Ltd as friends of the industry sponsors.

The regatta will be set amongst the 144 islets of the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. A stunning landscape, which is rich in history. Its headquarters will be in the historic Duke of Marlborough Hotel which received New Zealand’s first liquor license in 1840.

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