NZ Millennium Cup Receives New Superyacht Entries
Published: Thursday, 10 November 2016
The NZ Millennium Cup (Jan 24-27 2017) has received three new entries: Pumula, Cavallo and Farfalla. These recently announced competitors join a fleet that includes Tawera, Silvertip, Steinlager 2, Antaeus and Janice of Wyoming.
(Photos: NZ Millennium Cup - Janice of Wyoming)
Superyacht Farfalla was built by Southern Wind and has been cruising the Pacific over the last season. Launched in May 2014, the model was awarded the Quality & Value Award at the World Superyacht Awards in 2015.
"As this event is the greatest superyacht regatta in the Southern Hemisphere, we had little choice but to join in! Since the start of our journey through the Pacific, we’ve had countless sailors recommending that we compete in this wonderful regatta and I’m very happy to now be apart of it,” says S/Y Farfalla Captain Richard Chadburn.
Pumula has traversed the world since her launch in 2012, voyaging 52,000nm to the earth’s extremes. The 37m Royal Huisman-build has travelled to far-flung climes, from Spitsbergen to Antarctica, and Cape Horn to Alaska, before setting her sights on New Zealand.
The Baltic Yachts-built 42.9-metre Cavallo sailed from the Caribbean in May and spent the season cruising in French Polynesia. She will be available for charter in NZ after the 2017 NZ Millennium Cup in January, and in Fiji from April 2017.
Keelboat Antaeus is jointly owned by Charles St. Clair Brown from eSport Yachting Ventures and Peter Harris. The model was in Class Davidson 66 and designed by L. Davidson.
Steinlager II was the first maxi ketch in composite. In 1990, Steinlager II was voted “Yacht of the Year”. The 25.5m yacht was built by Southern-Pacific in New Zealand and designed by Bruce Farr.
The 33.8m sloop-rigged Silvertip has a cruising speed of 10kts. She was launched in 2001 and has had two refits, the latest being in 2012. In 2002, Silvertip was the first the yacht to win both the Best Sailing Yacht under 38m award and the International Superyacht Society award for Best Sailing Yacht in the 23m to 36m category. She also won the Millennium Cup in 2009 and 2012.
Built by Alloy Yachts, 28.1m Tawera can reach top speed of 10 knots. She was refitted in 2001 and 2006.