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Racing at the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta

Racing at the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta

All the racing documents, sailing instructions and preliminary class breaks will be released in 2021 and can be found here.

Trophies and Prizes

Series awards for first, second and third place in each class will be presented on Saturday 27 February following the racing that evening.

2021 Mastercard Superyacht Regatta - Overall Winner

The Mastercard Superyacht Regatta Trophy presented by BOAT International will be presented to the overall winner of the regatta. The yachts eligible for this award will the class winners (cruising superyachts of 80ft or greater) who prevail in the most competitive, closely contested class.

The class with smallest point differential between first and third place finishers will receive 1 point with each class in succession receiving 2, 3 or 4 points for the four classes. Additionally, the class with the least overall time differential (total time/total distance for all 3 races) between the first and third place finishers will receive one point, with each class in succession receiving one additional point as above.

The above mentioned points will be added together for the overall competitive class score. The class with the lowest number of points will be considered the ‘most competitive, closely contested class’.

The winner of this class will be the overall winner of the 2021 Mastercard Superyacht Regatta.

Should there be a tie, the class winner with the most yachts in class wins. In the event the tie remains unbroken, the class winner in the class with the lowest time differential factor will be the winner.

Race Course

The racing area will include windward-leeward marks and outer harbour marks including islands and other navigation marks, in the Hauraki Gulf, with viewing of the starts from North Head, Devonport and Bastion Point, Orakei. It is planned to run each race for approximately 2.5 - 3 hours for the majority of the fleet (racing time for the fastest and slowest boats in the fleet will be somewhat shorter and longer respectively).

No course will be the same and will foresee upwind, downwind and reaching starts being in the mix. Course and leg lengths will vary, keeping superyacht sailing characteristics, speed potential and weather conditions in mind. Provisional race courses will be released in 2021.

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