The 105ft cutter rig S/Y Naos has been confirmed as a Millennium Cup entrant, bringing the total number of confirmed entrants in the event's division one class for superyachts over 100ft to four.
"We're delighted to announce that S.Y. Naos will join S.Y. Janice of Wyoming, S.Y. Thalia and S.Y. Silvertip to sail for the Millennium Cup on Auckland Harbour next week," says Mark Wightman, chairman of the Millennium Cup Pacific Series organising committee. "And assuming that the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series lay day falls on a suitable day of the Millennium Cup, we'll also see S/Y Zenji join the others for one of our races."
"Along with S.Y. Ragtime and the unofficial-but-nonetheless interesting entry of NZL41, one of New Zealand's America's Cup boats from 1995, we are surer than ever this is going to be a great sailing regatta. We're very close to confirming one, possibly two more sailing yachts," adds Wightman. "We won't say which ones just yet; let's get the entry details confirmed with the owners and crews first."
"While this Millennium Cup won't have the sheer numbers we saw at our last event in Palma de Mallorca, we're confident the sailing will be no less intense as these fantastic sailing yachts compete in a best of four races regatta for the cup."