In Pictures: Day 1 at the New Zealand Millennium Cup

Written by Gemma Fottles

The New Zealand Millennium Cup officially kicked off yesterday in the country’s Bay of Islands. Over the next week, participants will race in one of the world’s great natural playgrounds, competing on challenging courses which weave around the 144 islands of the Bay of Islands. The Millennium Cup 2018 in New Zealand Photo: Jeff BrownThe Millennium Cup 2018 in New Zealand Photo: Jeff BrownThe Millennium Cup 2018 in New Zealand Photo: Jeff BrownThe Millennium Cup 2018 in New Zealand Photo: Jeff BrownThe Millennium Cup 2018 in New Zealand Photo: Jeff BrownThe Millennium Cup 2018 in New Zealand Photo: Jeff BrownThe Millennium Cup 2018 in New Zealand Photo: Jeff BrownThe Millennium Cup 2018 in New Zealand Photo: Jeff BrownThe Millennium Cup 2018 in New Zealand Photo: Jeff BrownThe Millennium Cup 2018 in New Zealand Photo: Jeff BrownThe Millennium Cup 2018 in New Zealand Photo: Jeff BrownThe Millennium Cup 2018 in New Zealand Photo: Jeff BrownThe Millennium Cup 2018 in New Zealand Photo: Jeff BrownCommenting on the opening evening of the event, organiser Stacey Cook said: “We’re seeing more and more yachts putting the world’s most southerly superyacht regatta on their bucket list. As we welcomed our fleet this evening, the buzz in the air was palpable and we’re looking forward to seeing that grow in coming years as more vessels commit themselves to the challenge.

The New Zealand Millennium Cup is held this year from 23rd to 26th January. Check in every day for all the latest news and photography.

Photos by Jeff Brown / Breed Media

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