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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

34 Reviews

  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration: 2 or 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3567SAILNZ
Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or sit back, relax and enjoy the sail on an America's Cup match racing yacht as you sail Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Become part of the crew and feel the thrill of yachting at its best. Or just sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere and stunning habor scenery. You have the choice to join a 2-hour sail on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, or for the ultimate thrill, join the crew and participate in a 3-hour racing experience.
The America's Cup is the world's oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and ultimate yachting regatta. Usually the domain of billionaires and elite professional yachties, New Zealand offers you the unique opportunity to participate in sailing on these grand prix racing machines. A once in a lifetime must do attraction experiencing the real Auckland, 'City of Sails'.

There are two sailing options available - choose to join a two hour sailing experience or a three hour match race (begins October).
  • Individual 2 hour Sailing Experience: An unforgettable two hour sailing experience. A unique opportunity to participate as crew on an actual America's Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the ride as we sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbour.
  • Individual 3 hour Match Racing: For the ultimate thrill join the crew and participate match racing America's Cup style. Your three hour experience begins in the Viaduct Harbour where you will meet the crew and go through a short race and safety briefing. The yachts then depart the Viaduct Harbour and after a period of practice, the action really starts, when we line up in the pre-start and compete head to head. Sailings subject to weather and minimum numbers apply. No experience necessary.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Depart from the berth, inside Auckland's Viaduct Harbor
Departure Time:
2 Hour Sailing Experience:
11am or 2pm November - March
1pm April - October

Exact departure time will be advised at confirmation

3 Hour Match Race:
2pm Saturday's only November - March
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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2 HOUR SAILING
Code: 2HRSL

2-hour America's Cup Sailing Experience. Departs at 1pm fro April to October. From November to March, departs at either 11am or 2pm

From
GBP80.94
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3 HOUR MATCH RACING
Code: 3HRSL

3-hour America's Cup Match Racing. Departs at 2pm

From
GBP98.65
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

Inclusions:
  • Sail on an authentic America's Yacht
  • Use of wet weather jackets and sunscreen
  • All safety equipment
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately Flat shoes such as sneakers or boat shoes are best
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Stephen M, December 2014

Exciting, active experience- just what we wanted! It wasn't really clear, but the race is just between two boats owned by the operator. Opportunity to grind on deck almost as much as we wanted- gave a whole new appreciation for racing. Safety emphasized and crew made it fun. We would have enjoyed more explanation on what we were doing, when and why (tacking, raising and lowering spinnaker, etc.). But that doesn't take away from a fantastic and memorable experience.

Reviewed by: Peter Shiret, United Kingdom, April 2014

A great way to enjoy Auckland harbour. The crew's explanation and handling of the yacht was effortless, professional, and clear, enabling all those on board to activity enjoy the pleasure of crewing and steering this wonderful boat.

From GBP80.94

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Tour code: 3567SAILNZ