Getting Ready for the Americas Cup
Do you want to be in Auckland during the Americas Cup in 2021?Here is a video of the course areas. I hope to provide more insights as we go on.
The organising yacht club is the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Westhaven Marina, and most viewing boats will be leaving from Westhaven or the Viaduct, located on the south side of the Harbour Bridge.
For easy access to Westhaven Marina and the Viaduct choose accommodation around the Viaduct, Wynyard Quarter, St Marys Bay, Freemans Bay or Ponsonby. Devonport (North Shore) is one of the prime onshore viewing spots for courses B and C and there are regular ferries to the city from here.
Course E is near Waiheke Island - a wine drinkers paradise, and only a 40minute ferry ride from Auckland!!!
Some dates for your diary:
TBC. AC Challenger Series
25th-27th February, 2021 Superyacht Regatta, Auckland
28th February 2021 Dinghy Bridge to Bean Race (including TIWAL) Auckland
FEB/March TBC TIWAL Cup Auckland
1st - 6th March, 2021 J Class Yacht Fleet, Auckland
6th/7th March, 2021 - the Americas Cup starts
21st March, 2021 - Americas Cup finishes
I am a New Zealand sailor who learned to sail in the beautiful Malborough Sounds and then went onto represent NZ at the 2000 Olympics.
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