The Southern Spars powered Millennium Cup fleet

Southern Spars

After a stunning three days of racing at the NZ Millennium Cup 2013, the 30m Southern Spars’ rigged Zefiro was crowned the new winner of the Millennium Cup; with defender Silver Tip coming in second.

The racing provided a real spectacle for viewers onshore, as the five massive gennakers graced the Waitamata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf; the battle ground for the Millennium Cup.

With the racing finished, it was back into harbour and then on to the Gala Dinner celebrations at the Viaduct Events Centre and the all-important results and prize giving. MC Peter Montgomery thanked the owners and yachts for their participation and for making the regatta such a success. Zefiro had
dominated with two wins and a second place and took first place overall. In second place was Silvertip, who also received the award for sportsmanship throughout the regatta. Third was Ohana, who in actual lapsed time was quickest round over the three races. Janice of Wyoming took fourth place, and an award for both the best exit, thanks to the water bomb offensive, and for her owners long term support of the New Zealand yachting industry. Sea Toy took fifth place after a valiant effort throughout.

Southern Spars would like to congratulate all the yachts, owners, sponsors and most importantly the event organisers for putting together such a fantastic regatta.

Southern would also like to make special mention to the owner and crew of the newly launched Fitzroy Yachts built; Dubois designed 50m, Ohana for obtaining a very impressive third in her debut regatta. The boat performed as expected and will be one to look out for in the future bucket races.

All of the yachts competing were powered by Southern Spars’ rigs;
Ohana, Janice of Wyoming, Silver Tip, Zefiro and Sea Toy.