The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) is pleased to confirm they now have ten confirmed entries for the regatta, including a number of superyachts.
With Europe closing down again, the Pacific is seen as a safe destination for superyachts and more of them are looking to head down in this direction.
There have been recent rumours that the event was on hold, but that is certainly not the case.
“Contrary to recent reports, the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta is still going ahead as planned,” explained RNZYS CEO Hayden Porter.
“It is one of the jewels in the crown of our RNZYS 150th celebrations, and although it has been made more challenging by the current climate, we are really confident this event will be a great success.
“In fact, we have just received three new entries in the past week, and some fresh expressions of interest so things are looking very positive. We have also secured VMG Clothing as a new sponsor and official clothing and merchandise supplier.”
Not only has the RNZYS received recent new entries, but there are currently around twelve superyachts in the Pacific all working toward being here for the event and working through the immigration process.
Although it is more difficult than usual, there is a border process that is working and can assist with getting these vessels into our country and, more importantly, for this milestone regatta.
The RNZYS also recently announced a Motor Yacht division on one day for the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta, which is sure to be popular for motor-powered superyacht owners.
The Mastercard Superyacht Regatta will take place from 23–27 February 2021, beginning with a huge welcome function on 23 February at the RNZYS.
This will be followed by four days of heart-stopping racing on the beautiful waters of the Hauraki Gulf and its surrounding islands.
The RNZYS is encouraging further entries and looks forward to hosting this regatta at the Home of America’s Cup for what is set to be an unmissable event in 2021.