BOAT International is delighted to be the media partner of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s 2021 Superyacht Regatta to be held in Auckland, and the official superyacht regatta of the America's Cup period.
The regatta will be hosted by the illustrious Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) and will take place in Auckland from 24 to 27 February 2021, with racing right across the beautiful Hauraki Gulf.
Dating back to 1851, the America’s Cup is the longest-running international sporting trophy. Following the victory of Emirates Team New Zealand (representing the RNZYS) at the 35th edition in Bermuda in 2017, the 36th edition of the Cup will take place in New Zealand in 2021.
Tony Euden, co-CEO of BOAT International, said: “We are honoured to be partnering with the New Zealand Royal Yacht Squadron for their official superyacht regatta of the 2021 America’s Cup. As the official media partner of the 2021 Superyacht Regatta, we very much look forward to bringing the latest news, event build-up and live coverage to participants and enthusiasts across the world.”
Aaron Young, currently Vice Commodore and Chair AC36, RNZYS, and soon to take on the role of Commodore for 2021, said: “We are thrilled to partner with BOAT International on this important event in 2021. BOAT International is the leader in the superyacht media space and has extensive experience running and covering superyacht events, so it’s a perfect match for the RNZYS.
"The company has run the last two America’s Cup Superyacht Regattas and as such will be a great support to the RNZYS throughout 2021. Auckland will be an awesome place to be that summer!”
The 2021 America’s Cup coincides with the RNZYS’s 150th anniversary. The programme is set to bring three days of exciting and competitive racing plus a variety of exclusive social activities when not battling it out on the water. There will also be a J-Class and classics re-gatta straight after the Superyacht Regatta. 2021’s Superyacht Regatta trophy will be pre-sented by BOAT International to the team who prevail in the most competitive, closely con-tested class. The regatta is open to cruising yachts of at least 24 metres.
For more information on the RNZYS 2021 Superyacht Regatta Auckland and details on how to enter, please visit http://boatint.com/auckland