AUCKLAND / NEW ZEALAND

AMERICA’S CUP

PRESENTED BY PRADA

6th - 21st March 2021

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    THE 36TH AMERICA’S CUP
    PRESENTED BY PRADA

    The 36th America’s Cup Match will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, from the 6th to the 21st of March 2021 and will see the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand racing against the winner of the Prada Cup, the Challenger Selection Series, with the winner being the first team to score seven points.

    The 36th America’s Cup Match will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, from the 6th to the 21st of March 2021 and will see the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand racing against the winner of the Prada Cup, the Challenger Selection Series, with the winner being the first team to score seven points.  

    The Match in 2021 will be preceded by a series of preliminary events, collectively known as the America’s Cup World Series, that will take place at selected venues in 2020. The results of the America's Cup World Series will seed the teams for the Prada Cup, the Challengers Selection Series. 

    Five teams, including The Defender Emirates Team New Zealand, have signed up to take on the challenge again: the Italians of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, the Challenger of Record, NYYC American Magic (USA), INEOS TEAM UK (UK) and Stars & Stripes Team USA the second entry from United States.

    Check all the documents governing the 36th America’s Cup on the Official Noticeboard.

    THE 36TH AMERICA’S CUP
    PRESENTED BY PRADA
    The 36th America’s Cup Match will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, from the 6th to the 21st of March 2021 and will see the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand racing against the winner of the Prada Cup, the Challenger Selection Series, with the winner being the first team to score seven points.

    The 36th America’s Cup Match will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, from the 6th to the 21st of March 2021 and will see the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand racing against the winner of the Prada Cup, the Challenger Selection Series, with the winner being the first team to score seven points.  

    The Match in 2021 will be preceded by a series of preliminary events, collectively known as the America’s Cup World Series, that will take place at selected venues in 2020. The results of the America's Cup World Series will seed the teams for the Prada Cup, the Challengers Selection Series. 

    Five teams, including The Defender Emirates Team New Zealand, have signed up to take on the challenge again: the Italians of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, the Challenger of Record, NYYC American Magic (USA), INEOS TEAM UK (UK) and Stars & Stripes Team USA the second entry from United States.

    Check all the documents governing the 36th America’s Cup on the Official Noticeboard.

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    RACE AREA

    The Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf, widely regarded as ‘the jewel in Auckland’s crown’, will offer a plethora of race course options, with a full range of wind directions and conditions.

    The Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf, widely regarded as ‘the jewel in Auckland’s crown’, will offer a plethora of race course options, with a full range of wind directions and conditions.

    Five potential race courses have been identified for both the America’s Cup Match and the Prada Cup on an area that runs south along the North Shore beaches around North Head encompassing the inner Waitemata harbour right up to Auckland's iconic harbour bridge and downtown CBD, across Auckland's eastern suburbs and all the way out the Tamaki Strait between Waiheke Island and Maraetai.

    The race course, delineated by a boundary, will have a length of between 2-2.5 nautical miles and it will be a up to 3x full laps windward leeward configuration with an upwind start to ensure a conventional match race pre-start. 

    The definitive race distance will depend on the wind speed and selected race course each day with an anticipated 35-minute race duration, including pre-start.

    A tentative race time window is estimated between 1600-1800 local time in order for a typical March sea breeze to reliably establish itself across the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. 

    RACE AREA
    The Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf, widely regarded as ‘the jewel in Auckland’s crown’, will offer a plethora of race course options, with a full range of wind directions and conditions.

    The Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf, widely regarded as ‘the jewel in Auckland’s crown’, will offer a plethora of race course options, with a full range of wind directions and conditions.

    Five potential race courses have been identified for both the America’s Cup Match and the Prada Cup on an area that runs south along the North Shore beaches around North Head encompassing the inner Waitemata harbour right up to Auckland's iconic harbour bridge and downtown CBD, across Auckland's eastern suburbs and all the way out the Tamaki Strait between Waiheke Island and Maraetai.

    The race course, delineated by a boundary, will have a length of between 2-2.5 nautical miles and it will be a up to 3x full laps windward leeward configuration with an upwind start to ensure a conventional match race pre-start. 

    The definitive race distance will depend on the wind speed and selected race course each day with an anticipated 35-minute race duration, including pre-start.

    A tentative race time window is estimated between 1600-1800 local time in order for a typical March sea breeze to reliably establish itself across the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. 

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    RACE VILLAGE

    The 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada Race Village will be situated in the heart of Auckland’s city and, precisely, at the start of Hobson’s Wharf, continuing on through the Eastern Viaduct and the Western Viaduct, up to the Jellicoe Car Park.

    The 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada Race Village will be situated in the heart of Auckland’s city and, precisely, at the start of Hobson’s Wharf, continuing on through the Eastern Viaduct and the Western Viaduct, up to the Jellicoe Car Park. 

    Emirates Team New Zealand’s HQ will be at centre stage being located at the former Viaduct Event Center. An extension on Hobson Wharf has been built throughout 2019 to house the Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team’s base, whereas the other Challengers will be based on the Wynyard Wharf.   

    The access to the Village will be completely free with between 20,000 and 50,000 spectators per day expected on event time. Temporary overlay structures will house public activation spaces which will include a performance stage, merchandise stands, viewing opportunities and interactive areas.

    RACE VILLAGE
    The 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada Race Village will be situated in the heart of Auckland’s city and, precisely, at the start of Hobson’s Wharf, continuing on through the Eastern Viaduct and the Western Viaduct, up to the Jellicoe Car Park.

    The 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada Race Village will be situated in the heart of Auckland’s city and, precisely, at the start of Hobson’s Wharf, continuing on through the Eastern Viaduct and the Western Viaduct, up to the Jellicoe Car Park. 

    Emirates Team New Zealand’s HQ will be at centre stage being located at the former Viaduct Event Center. An extension on Hobson Wharf has been built throughout 2019 to house the Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team’s base, whereas the other Challengers will be based on the Wynyard Wharf.   

    The access to the Village will be completely free with between 20,000 and 50,000 spectators per day expected on event time. Temporary overlay structures will house public activation spaces which will include a performance stage, merchandise stands, viewing opportunities and interactive areas.

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    AUCKLAND

    Auckland is one of the America’s Cup most storied venues. It sits with only a handful of global locations that have ever hosted an America’s Cup Match in the past 30 years alongside Newport, Fremantle, San Diego, Valencia, San Francisco and Bermuda.

    Auckland is one of the America’s Cup most storied venues. It sits with only a handful of global locations that have ever hosted an America’s Cup Match in the past 30 years alongside Newport, Fremantle, San Diego, Valencia, San Francisco and Bermuda.

    Auckland was the host city to the 2000 and 2003 America’s Cup and it is world renown as the “City of Sails”. The city’s waterfront haS been quickly transforming to become the hub of America’s Cup action for the event in 2021 and to leave a long-term legacy for Aucklanders and visitors.

    Since the victory of Emirates Team New Zealand in 2017 the team, the Government and the Auckland Council have been working relentlessly to fast track and reform the area that has been dominated by what has been known locally as 'the tank farm'. 

    The common vision of Government, Auckland Council and Emirates Team New Zealand is for the 36th America’s Cup to be an inclusive event, with a waterfront that will allow an experience accessible for everyone, connecting people to boats, bases and events, in a linear village that will spread across the waterfront from the Eastern Viaduct, to North Wharf and Wynyard Point.

    Part of the vision looks far beyond 2021 and will create new open spaces for people overlooking the harbour. Extending the team bases to Wynyard Wharf opens up Wynyard Point to the public, leading the way for the future redevelopment of the regional destination park which will start in 2022 onwards.

    AUCKLAND
    Auckland is one of the America’s Cup most storied venues. It sits with only a handful of global locations that have ever hosted an America’s Cup Match in the past 30 years alongside Newport, Fremantle, San Diego, Valencia, San Francisco and Bermuda.

    Auckland is one of the America’s Cup most storied venues. It sits with only a handful of global locations that have ever hosted an America’s Cup Match in the past 30 years alongside Newport, Fremantle, San Diego, Valencia, San Francisco and Bermuda.

    Auckland was the host city to the 2000 and 2003 America’s Cup and it is world renown as the “City of Sails”. The city’s waterfront haS been quickly transforming to become the hub of America’s Cup action for the event in 2021 and to leave a long-term legacy for Aucklanders and visitors.

    Since the victory of Emirates Team New Zealand in 2017 the team, the Government and the Auckland Council have been working relentlessly to fast track and reform the area that has been dominated by what has been known locally as 'the tank farm'. 

    The common vision of Government, Auckland Council and Emirates Team New Zealand is for the 36th America’s Cup to be an inclusive event, with a waterfront that will allow an experience accessible for everyone, connecting people to boats, bases and events, in a linear village that will spread across the waterfront from the Eastern Viaduct, to North Wharf and Wynyard Point.

    Part of the vision looks far beyond 2021 and will create new open spaces for people overlooking the harbour. Extending the team bases to Wynyard Wharf opens up Wynyard Point to the public, leading the way for the future redevelopment of the regional destination park which will start in 2022 onwards.

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  • BROADCASTING TO THE WORLD

    The 36th edition of the America’s Cup will be broadcast to a global audience on free-to-air television. In June 2018, Emirates Team New Zealand and the Challenger of Record signed off on a landmark deal with TVNZ that will see the America’s Cup beamed into lounge rooms across New Zealand.

    As part of the agreement, Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport will deliver live radio coverage of the event. In addition, all matches and racing will be streamed live over the America’s Cup digital platforms to maximise exposure.

  • VOLUNTEERS IGNITE THE PASSION… BRING IT ON!

    Volunteers - the face, the heart and the passion of our event. The Volunteer Programme for the Christmas Cup, the Prada Cup and the pinnacle event, the 36th America’s Cup is currently being developed. We will need a multitude of volunteers to host the thousands of visitors and fans to our Race Village. The online registration system will be live by February 2020 when you are then invited to register your interest. Mark this on your calendars!
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