New Dates: 23 - 27 Februar y 2021
A regatta like no other racing and camaraderie at its best
Latitude: 36.50.14 S Longitude: 174.44.29E
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The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is New Zealand’s leading yacht club, with an illustrious history dating back to its formation in 1871. The RNZYS is also the official home of the America’s Cup after Emirates Team New Zealand, representing the RNZYS, won the oldest sporting trophy in the world at the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017. In 2021 the RNZYS will celebrate 150 years of existence that will see a variety of regattas and events take place throughout the year. None more so important than the America’s Cup Defence itself. We invite you to join us for this very special year.
Kia Ora We look forward to welcoming you to New Zealand for the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS), Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021, Auckland, one of our 150th celebration events in 2021. The year will include an array of wonderful events for you to enjoy our unique ‘kiwi’ hospitality, amazing scenery and brilliant sailing (see our list of 2020-2021 Events on page 5). It is our privilege to be hosting this special regatta around the same time as our defence of the America’s Cup. To ensure you don’t miss the party, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to enter. They are only too happy to answer any questions you may have to ensure you have all the details you need to make your trip to Auckland, NZ ‘the city of sails’, one that you will remember forever. We look forward to you and your team, joining us for the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021, Auckland - ‘Racing and comradery at its best.’
Aaron Young Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron - Vice Commodore Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron 2021 Organising Committee - Chair
The Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021 is attracting local and global interest and my team and I are very much looking forward to hosting you during your time in Auckland, New Zealand. We are delighted to provide you with complimentary guest membership of our Club for the duration of your stay. To ensure your privacy, please confirm directly with Kim Bond, Membership Director if you would like this to be activated: email@example.com Please do not hesitate to get in touch, if you (or your Captain) have questions, we are only too happy to assist where possible: firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to welcoming you at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.
Hayden Porter CEO Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
KEY 2020-2021 EVENTS
S U P E R YA C H T NETWORKING SERIES
ACWS AUCKL AN D / CHRISTMAS CUP
Monthly events Nov 2020 - April 2021
17 - 20 December 2020
AUCKL AND ANNIVERSARY D AY
36 DEGREES SQUADRON WEEKEND
1 February 2021
5 - 7 February 2021
I N T E R N AT I O N A L C L A S S I C S R E G A T TA
A M E R I C Aâ€™ S C U P M AT C H PR E SE NTE D BY PR ADA
27 Feb - 1 March 2021
6 - 21 March 2021
R AC E /C R U I S E TO K AWAU 31 December 2020
MILLENNIUM CUP 15 - 18 February 2021
C R U I S E T O G R E AT BARRIER ISLAND
PR ADA CU P CHALLE NG E R SERIES
3 January 2021
15 January - 22 February 2021
MASTERCARD S U P E R YA C H T R E G A T TA
B RIDG E TO B E AN R ACE 28 February 2021
23 - 27 February 2021
H A R K E N YO U T H I N T E R N AT I O N A L M AT C H R ACE CU P 10 - 14 March 2021
150TH RNZ YS AUCKL AND R E G A T TA
AUCKL AND TO THREE KINGS ISL AN D R ACE
26 - 28 March 2021
18 November 2021
‘There’s always something happening in Auckland, from major sporting events, concerts and festivals to outdoor adventures, designer shopping and world-class food and wine.’ Auckland is a city defined by water. Sitting on an isthmus between the Hauraki Gulf, Manukau and Kaipara Harbours, the multitude of coves, bays and islands makes Auckland an ocean-goer’s paradise. Inner-city berths mean the heart of the city is at the end of the passerelle, while a short cruise out of the harbour gives access to wine-growing Waiheke Island, dormant volcano Rangitoto Island, and a plethora of quiet bays to moor in. Back on land, Auckland combines world-class dining, shopping and entertainment with rainforests, walking trails, volcanic cones and alluring beaches all within easy reach of the city. Culturally diverse Auckland plays host to a thriving culinary scene. Adventurous chefs draw
on Pacific Rim flavours and New Zealand’s exceptional local produce, seafood and grass-fed meat in crafting a dining culture that is all their own. Micro-breweries and vineyards also abound in the region, influenced by Aucklanders’ love of crafting world-leading flavours in their own corner of the globe. With the Hauraki Gulf on our doorstep, Auckland often plays host to internationally renowned nautical events, which in the past have included the world’s largest annual, one-day sailing regatta, the 1999/2000 and 2003 America’s Cup and the 2012 Louis Vuitton Pacific Series. Auckland has also proved a popular stopover port for the The Ocean Race, and is now gearing up for the Prada and America’s Cup Regattas in 2021.
EVENT SCHEDULE* Tuesday 23 FEB 2 021
4.00 pm 5.30 pm Registration Where: RNZYS
10.00 am Motoryacht Divsion Start
11.00 am Race Start
Saturday 27 FEB
Where: Hauraki Gulf
Where: Hauraki Gulf
Harold Bennett is an accomplished Principal Race Officer. Previously he has been the Regatta Director & Principal Race Officer in the 33rd America’s Cup. Harold is looking forward to working with the Superyachts once again.
Where: RNZYS Dress: Smart Casual
Wednesday 24 FEB 2 021 -
Race Officer - Harold Bennett
5.30 pm 6.30 pm Captains’ Briefing
Saturday 27 FEB 2 021
6.30 pm late Regatta Welcome reception Where: RNZYS
5.00 pm 6.00 pm Crew happy hour Where: RNZYS Dress: Crew wear
5.00 pm midnight Regatta prizegiving Where: RNZYS Dress: Crew wear
*Subject to change
ENTRIES TO DATE
MASTERCARD SUPERYACHT REGATTA VIDEO
YACHT ENTRY FORM
H E TA I R O S
K AW I L
Te d H o o d
TH E AQ UARI US
S I LV E R T I P
Ya c h t i n g D e ve l o p m e n t s
IMAG IN E
TA W E R A
3 7. 3 m
MOTORYACHT ENTRY FORM
Photo Credit: Ivor Wilkins, Offshore Images
Where and when will be Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021 be held? The regatta will be based at the RNZYS club in Westhaven, Auckland. Racing will take place within the wider Hauraki Gulf area. Courses will include windward-leeward marks and outer harbour marks including islands and other navigation marks with one or two races each day, conditions permitting.
How do I enter? To enter complete the enclosed entry form and email: email@example.com or visit www.rnzys.org.nz/ rnzys-events/rnzys-superyacht-regatta/ we are only too happy to help you through this process, if needed.
How is the race handicapped?
function on February 23th, and conclude on February 27th.
The RNZYS and the Principal Race Officer, Harold Bennett will work with the ORC Superyacht Rule in regards to handicapping.
Where can I find information regarding entering the regatta, sailing documentation and receiving updates?
How can I book a Superyacht berth?
The regatta will start with the race registration and welcome
The entry form and draft Notice of Race can be found at www.rnzys.org.nz/rnzys-events/rnzys-superyacht-regatta/. The final NOR, Sailing Instructions and updates will be posted to the website, social media channels and emailed to entrants, as they become available.
How much is the race entry fee and what does it include? The race entry fee is NZD$12,000 incl. gst. The fee includes: Tickets for all crew to attend functions listed in the Event Schedule. Guest membership of the club for the duration of the regatta for the owner, captain & crews All racing February 24-27. 2021 RNZYS limited edition gift pack. Access to additional events prior to these dates that will have other entry fees published closer to the time.
Send your expression of interest to the Official Marinas of the 36th Americaâ€™s Cup â€“ Viaduct and Silo Marinas, www.ac36hub.co.nz or please contact John Matla firstname.lastname@example.org (For yachts under 40m contact John White - email@example.com)
We heard there was some sort of anchor tax proposed by council? a. The proposed daily anchor tax has been dropped. b. All superyachts transiting to a marina berth in Auckland City via the shipping channel and pilotage area are exempt the new levy. c. Vessels over 40m LOA anchoring anywhere in the Auckland region will be subject to the fee. The fee will not apply to vessels proceeding directly to a berth from sea or vessels anchored for less than 24 hours in a designated gulf anchorage whilst awaiting a berth. Vessels over 40m LOA planning to anchor or cruise in the Auckland region are
Photo Credit: Ivor Wilkins, offshoreimages.com
encouraged to contact the Harbourmasterâ€™s Office for information and advice as to anchorages and local regulations. The fee is a one off NZ$20 per metre charge.
Where can I book accommodation? The RNZYS is able to pass through significant savings on Auckland hotels. For information on how to access these offers please email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.rnzys.org.nz/superyacht-support for the most up to date booking link.
Where can I find a superyacht agent? Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions regarding customs, biosecurity, taxation, chartering, standards for foreign flagged vessels, pilotage for vessels over 500 tonne. Or for a full list of marine companies go to www.nzmarine.com/ destination-nz/
boom stickers and other signage/display on yachts. If you anticipate soliciting or having corporate partnership for this Regatta, or if you have any questions regarding this process, please email General Manager - Hayden Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I use the RNZYS clubhouse during the regatta? Regatta participants and their guests will enjoy full use of the RNZYS facility while in New Zealand. We are delighted to provide you with complimentary guest membership of our Club for the duration of your stay. To ensure your privacy, please confirm directly with Kim Bond, Membership Director if you would like this to be activated: email@example.com The bearer may present this card to service personnel at any time and will be accorded the same cordial service we routinely offer our club members. Charges to be settled at the time of purchase. Upon entry you will be sent the Guest Registration form to return.
What other events are happening in NZ in 2021?
Where can I find more information about Auckland and New Zealand?
2021 is the year the RNZYS turns 150, you can find a full list of events at www.rnzys.org.nz/150th-introduction
A wide variety of information can be found at: www.aucklandnz.com/ visit and www.newzealand.com/int/.
What about sponsorship?
Where do I find the latest health updates and information re COVID-19?
As you may be aware, the RNZYS has sponsorship relationships with a number of brands and corporate partners for the regatta. We want to make certain that we provide the best possible experiences for all corporate partners and avoid any prospective conflicts of interest. Consequently, please note that any and all branding and sponsorship activity at the 2021 Superyacht Regatta, must be coordinated with and approved by the RNZYS in advance. This includes bow stickers,
Go to the New Zealand Ministry of Health website at www.health.govt.nz and check our website for alerts www.rnzys.org.nz
@RNZYS @RNZYS @RNZYS
Lidgard House Kawau Island
The Mastercard Motor Yacht Challenge is part of the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta. The challenge consists of six stages with each stage scored on a low points scoring system, (1 point for first, 2 points for second and so on and so forth). The overall winner will be the lowest total score. At each destination you will be given your next activity and need to delegate someone on board to complete the task. The event is open to Motor Yachts over 24 Metres. If over 40 metres and or 500 gross tonne a pilot may be required to enter and exit harbour areas 1
4 5 6 Finish at Viaduct and RNZYS
on route activity ensure you have a rod and reel
Islington Bay Rangitoto Island
3 Man Oâ€™ War Bay Waiheke Island
1. 2nm sprint race, off the east coast bays 2. On land activity ,Kawau Island 3. On land activity, Man Oâ€™ War Bay Waiheke Island 4. On land activity, Islington Bay Rangitoto Island 5. On route activity - ensure you have a rod and reel onboard! 6. Overall elapsed finish time ENTRY FORM
PROGRAMME Thursday 25th February 2021 1900 - Captain’s Briefing at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) Friday 26th February 2021 1000 – 2 Nautical Mile Sprint race off the East Coast Bays Vessels continue to Lidgard house, Bon Accord Harbour, Kawau Island Speed restricted to 12 knots (20nm) 1200 - 1300 - on shore activity at Lidgard House, Bon Accord Harbour, Kawau Island 1330 - 1630 - cruise to Man O’ War Bay, Waiheke Island, speed restricted to 12 knots (32nm) 1630 - 1730 - on shore activity and hospitality at Mar O’ War Bay, Waiheke Island Overnight at Man O’ War Bay, Waiheke Island
Saturday 27th February 2021 1000 - Cruise to Islington Bay, Rangitoto Island, speed restricted to 12 knots (18nm) 1200 - 1400 - on shore activity, Islington Bay, Rangitoto Island 1400 - 1530 - Cruise to home marina, speed restricted to 12 knots (8nm) 1700 - Prizegiving at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron with Sailing Division
LOGISTICS FAQ S
Do I need a Visa?
Does my vessel get Tax Exempt status?
How long can I stay in New Zealand? We have a great immigration system; we even have a Specialty Visa specifically for Superyacht Crew/Owner/Guests and I can easily advise on nationality as to who needs a Visitor Visa and who doesn’t as many can come under a free 3 month Visa Waiver every visit. Please do note that New Zealand has a new NZeTA system which highlights all who need one here. Crew and Guests can easily stay for up to 12months with an extension process.
This is correct, all visiting Pleasure Vessels that arrive into New Zealand for tourism/cruising purposes will receive a multiuse Tax Exempt/Temporary Import Status allowing the vessel to undergo Maintenance and Purchase spare parts Tax Free saving a minimum of 15% local taxes. Our agency handles directly with the Tax Department each month on your behalf and handles all billing to ensure all local taxes are removed where possible. Golden rule – If the item is used or consumed in New Zealand tax must be paid, if the item goes onto the vessel and we can show it will depart with the vessel these are viewed as Tax Free. Duty Free Fuel and Provisions are only available to be supplied within 72hrs of departure from New Zealand.
I’d like to book my travels and plan an itinerary
Director of SSNZ will be personally ensuring all Superyachts receive the best and up to date information available and excited to be your dedicated agent during your stay.
Our Goal Our goal is to ensure you have the most amazing experience in New Zealand, we will ensure no stone is left unturned. We welcome the challenge to turn the impossible to possible.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for all AC36 queries and arrival information
You’re in luck with our offices affiliated with Maori Tourism and NZ Tourism we can easily compile your total trip of a lifetime. Many services we access are the best in the country linking the ideal ship to shore itinerary. Lodges, Heli, Permits, Vineyards, Golf Courses and more. Please reach out to begin discussions.
Can I bring my Pet to New Zealand?
Can I ship containers ahead of the vessel’s arrival, can I ship spare parts and goods for the vessel prior to arrival?
Absolutely, your pet does need to be in a Rabi Free country for minimum 6 months and tests do need to happen for pre-approval. Airport clearances for the Pet on arrival take minimum 10 days. Please note New Zealand does not differentiate between standard Pet and Certified emotional support Pet.
The answer is yes and please sending the following labelled commercial invoices with the details
Partner Company Discounts
Yacht in Transit - *Yachtname*, C/- Superyacht Support, 14 Hamer St, Freemans Bay 1011, Auckland, New Zealand. Contact: Duthie Lidgard +64 21 409 802 email@example.com
We operate with an open book policy; all discounts are your discounts. We ensure you have the direct access to all of the RNZYS partners and Sponsors of the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021. From Rental Cars, Wines, Spirits, Hotels, Airlines we will be linking the vessel directly prior to arrival and throughout your stay.
Data and Local Sims? We can easily provide local unlimited 4G data covering the vessel whilst out cruising and multiple unlimited short-term calling plans.
GREAT BARRIER ISLAND
LITTLE BARRIER ISLAND
A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER IS CALLING VIDEO
THE AMAZING HAURAKI GULF VIDEO
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for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit rnzys.org.nz/rnzys-events/rnzyssuperyacht-regatta/ Organising authority: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Inc 181 Westhaven Drive Westhaven Marina Auckland 1011 +64 9 360-6800 Latitude: 36.50.14 S Longitude: 174.44.29E
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