New Zealand might be hosting the Rugby World Cup later this year, but sailing – its other national pastime – is being celebrated with a few events of its own for good measure.
People who have a keen interest in sailing events might be interested to discover that the NZ Marine Export Group is hosting the 2011 Superyacht Captains Forum on September 15-16, which will take place at the Viaduct Events Centre to coincide with the Auckland International Boat Show.
Furthermore, Auckland will also host the 2012 Millennium Cup between February 23-25, with one of the highlights being a race between 11 identical 34ft MRX Farr-designed yachts. The Millennium Cup regatta for sailboats and motoryachts of 24m and above will also take place between February 23-25.
The NZ Millennium Cup proceeds the Auckland leg of the Volvo Ocean Race between March 8 and 18 next year.