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Race against the dolphins

The first superyacht regatta of the year through the lens of Geoff Brown

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New Zealand's Bay of Islands isn't named for nothing, with over 140 pieces of land nestled alongside each other in its waters. С 30 «January 30 to February 2, this natural labyrinth» is the venue for the annual NZ Millennium Cup sailing regatta. This year's cup combined the Orams Marine Race, NZ Marine Race and Boat International Race Day.

After the first race, the crew of the 34m Royal Huisman Sassafras had to withdraw from the regatta due to technical problems. The battle for The competition continued between the 27.7m Nautor's Swan Freya, the 33.8m Yachting Developments Silvertip, the 48.5m Vitters Thalia and the 28.1m Alloy Tawera, whose crew won the cup in 2017 year.

Between Tawera and Freya crews, who consistently finished first and second, the rivalry was particularly fierce. Despite the best efforts of the Freya crew, Tawera remained unbeaten at the end of the five races and won the NZ Millennium Cup grand prize once again.

Barely had the teams been awarded the prizes when the organisers announced that The organisers of the NZ Millennium Cup have just announced that entries are now open for the 2020 and 2021 editions of the event. year. Future events in the future will include J.

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