AUCKLAND / NEW ZEALAND

AMERICA’S CUP

PRESENTED BY PRADA

MARCH 6-21, 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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    RACING CALENDAR

    The racing schedule for the America’s Cup Match has two races per day planned for March 6,7,10, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Additional reserve days have been scheduled but the intention is to complete the event on the weekend of March 13/14, weather permitting. The winner will be the first team to score seven points.

    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. 

    RACING CALENDAR
    The racing schedule for the America’s Cup Match has two races per day planned for March 6,7,10, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Additional reserve days have been scheduled but the intention is to complete the event on the weekend of March 13/14, weather permitting. The winner will be the first team to score seven points.

    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.

    FOOD & BEVERAGE

    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.

    FOOD & BEVERAGE

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    AUCKLAND

    New Zealand is a land of diverse regions and landscapes that stretches across two main and a myriad of small off-shore islands; a multi-cultural nation of people from Māori, European, Pacific and Asian origins. This vibrant embracing culture, inspired by ancient traditions and pioneering adventurers, does innovation with enthusiasm and hospitality with heart. New Zealand is home to some of the world’s best skippers, naval architects, sailors, yacht crews and captains and the 36th America’s Cup host city, Auckland, is a hub for the marine sector in the Southern Hemisphere.

    It's hard to summarise New Zealand - a land of diverse regions and landscapes that stretches across two main and a myriad of small off-shore islands; a multi-cultural nation of people from Māori, European, Pacific and Asian origins. This vibrant embracing culture, inspired by ancient traditions and pioneering adventurers, does innovation with enthusiasm and hospitality with heart.

    As a remote island nation, it is hardly surprising that New Zealand life revolves around the sea.

    Fresh thinking, creative innovators backed by deep-rooted maritime traditions and the expertise of a water-borne nation put New Zealand at the forefront of international yachting. And those sailors who make it to the top, such as Emirates Team New Zealand’s crew, have a long association and strong affinity with their home waters.

    New Zealand is home to some of the world’s best skippers, naval architects, sailors, yacht crews and captains and the 36th America’s Cup host city, Auckland, is a hub for the marine sector in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Auckland is an urban oasis, surrounded by three harbours and 3,700km of coastline, from the white-sand beaches of the north, to wild, black-sand surf spots on the west coast. Known for its captivating beauty, Auckland is also a city defined by its cultural diversity and bustling urban centres. One city, many worlds, Auckland New Zealand’s proudly international city, with one in three residents born elsewhere.

    Auckland is also a place of mana (life essence), with a living, breathing Māori culture that reflects the deep connection of our tangata whenua (indigenous peoples) to the land. We hope you leave with a lasting impression of the warmth of our welcome and depth of our manaakitanga (embrace).

     

    AUCKLAND
    New Zealand is a land of diverse regions and landscapes that stretches across two main and a myriad of small off-shore islands; a multi-cultural nation of people from Māori, European, Pacific and Asian origins. This vibrant embracing culture, inspired by ancient traditions and pioneering adventurers, does innovation with enthusiasm and hospitality with heart. New Zealand is home to some of the world’s best skippers, naval architects, sailors, yacht crews and captains and the 36th America’s Cup host city, Auckland, is a hub for the marine sector in the Southern Hemisphere.

    It's hard to summarise New Zealand - a land of diverse regions and landscapes that stretches across two main and a myriad of small off-shore islands; a multi-cultural nation of people from Māori, European, Pacific and Asian origins. This vibrant embracing culture, inspired by ancient traditions and pioneering adventurers, does innovation with enthusiasm and hospitality with heart.

    As a remote island nation, it is hardly surprising that New Zealand life revolves around the sea.

    Fresh thinking, creative innovators backed by deep-rooted maritime traditions and the expertise of a water-borne nation put New Zealand at the forefront of international yachting. And those sailors who make it to the top, such as Emirates Team New Zealand’s crew, have a long association and strong affinity with their home waters.

    New Zealand is home to some of the world’s best skippers, naval architects, sailors, yacht crews and captains and the 36th America’s Cup host city, Auckland, is a hub for the marine sector in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Auckland is an urban oasis, surrounded by three harbours and 3,700km of coastline, from the white-sand beaches of the north, to wild, black-sand surf spots on the west coast. Known for its captivating beauty, Auckland is also a city defined by its cultural diversity and bustling urban centres. One city, many worlds, Auckland New Zealand’s proudly international city, with one in three residents born elsewhere.

    Auckland is also a place of mana (life essence), with a living, breathing Māori culture that reflects the deep connection of our tangata whenua (indigenous peoples) to the land. We hope you leave with a lasting impression of the warmth of our welcome and depth of our manaakitanga (embrace).

     

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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.

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    VOLUNTEERS IGNITE THE PASSION… BRING IT ON!

    The America’s Cup is coming again to New Zealand! We are excited to be able to host this amazing world-class event in our city and have the eyes of the world on Auckland, New Zealand. Our Race Village Hosts or ‘Tangata Maanaki’ will host thousands of fans, international visitors, VIPs, families, schools, professionals and everyone in between! It will be incredible.

    Our Race Village will be open to the public daily from mid- December 2020 until after the last race of the America’s Cup end of March 2021. The village will extend from outside the Maritime Museum in the Eastern Viaduct, down towards the Silo Park by Hamer Street. The Village will be open for approximately 75 days, with 2 shifts per day therefore approximately 150 shifts.