A range of sponsorship packages are being offered for the newly announced Millennium Cup, for Superyachts over 30 metres, to be staged during the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series in February 2009.
The event will be styled along the line of the Millennium Cups which took place during the 30th and 31st America’s Cups and again at Plama, Majorca in 2007.
The Millennium Cup will start on 8 February with a race Briefing and Cocktail evening and run through to the prizegiving on 11th February. There will be two or three days of pursuit racing on the 9,10 and 11 February 2009.
The Cup will be run in two sections for Sailing Yachts and Motor Yachts. the Sailing Yachts will sail pursuit races (Mark Foy system), while Motor Yachts will undertake Passage races. All events will start and finish in the Waitemata Harbour.
All racing will be organised by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
The theme of the 2009 Millenium Cup will be more casual than previous editions, with the emphasis on being part of the Louis Vuitton Pacific series.
Only one Platinum sponsorship is left, with three being allocated to Integrated Marine Group, Southern Spars and Alloy Yachts. Events Clothing is the first of eight Gold Sponsors.
An event website is running www.millenniumcup.com which will contain updated news and organisational information.