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Superyacht Regatta

Excitement building for Mastercard Superyacht Regatta

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The Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021 in Auckland is shaping up to be one of the major on-water events in the world next year with a raft of big-name entries already throwing their hats into the ring as the global superyacht fleet start to make their way to New Zealand.

The regatta hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron will take place between February 23-27, 2021. It will get under way with a welcome function at the RNZYS on February 23 and followed by four days of exciting racing on the Hauraki Gulf. 

It promises to be a spectacular sight for yachting enthusiasts and the general public to witness, and will also be an amazing event for the superyacht owners and crew from around the globe to be involved in. Harold Bennett will be the principal race officer.

As part of the Squadron’s 150th sesquicentenary celebrations, this landmark event is set to bring legions of superyachts to New Zealand. Once here, they will also be able to enjoy the unsurpassable cruising grounds and coastlines that the country has to offer.

The off-water aspect won’t disappoint, either, with crew happy hours at the RNZYS following each day’s racing, as well as a prizegiving party on the final night showcasing the authentic and exquisite local cuisine beverages and entertainment that New Zealand has to offer.

Once here, Superyacht owners and crew will also be able to take in the Prada Challenger Series followed by the 36th America’s Cup match while soaking up the buzz and excitement these events historically bring.

There are also plenty of other events being put on by the RNZYS during this time, including a revamped Youth America’s Cup, off-shore and in-shore races encompassing a range of yacht classes, as well as a multitude of off-water events at the club.

The New Zealand government have now provided procedures to allow Superyachts to enter the country and this situation is expected to evolve. For assistance with entry requirements please contact:

The RNZYS have also announced a new motor yacht division for the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta.

“With so many motor-powered superyachts heading to Auckland next year, we felt it was a no-brainer to get them involved in what is shaping up to be a massive event," RNZYS vice commodore Aaron Young said. "To see these large vessels racing in the harbour alongside the sail powered superyachts, it is truly going to be a spectacular sight to behold.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to our club and country for the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021 and show off what the club and Aotearoa has to offer. We encourage all superyacht owners to get their entries in as soon as they can and join us for what is going to be cracking year down-under.”

The RNZYS have already received a solid amount of entries, including the likes of Silvertip, The Aquarius, Kawil, Pumula as well as a huge amount of expressions of interest.

Further Information, Contacts and Links:

Mastercard Superyacht Regatta Entry Form HERE

Full regatta brochure HERE

Mastercard Superyacht Regatta Video HERE

Event Website HERE

Notice of Race HERE

For more information please contact: