TO THE FIRST RACE OF THE 36TH AMERICA'S CUP MATCH PRESENTED BY PRADA
AUCKLAND / NEW ZEALAND

AMERICA’S CUP

PRESENTED BY PRADA

MARCH 6-15, 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 15th 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 15th 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. 

    Four 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, New York Yacht Club American Magic (USA) and INEOS TEAM UK (UK).

    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 15th 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 15th 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. 

    Four 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, New York Yacht Club American Magic (USA) and INEOS TEAM UK (UK).

    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 Waitematā 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 Waitematā 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 Waitematā 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 Waitematā 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 Waitematā 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 Waitematā Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. 

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    RACE VILLAGE

    The access to the America’s Cup Race Village is completely FREE throughout all America's Cup Events. The Race Village has a limited visitor capacity and will open on the 15th of December and operate from 10:00am until 8:00pm on racing days and from 10am until 6pm on non racing days. Situated at the start of Hobson Wharf, it will continue on through the Eastern Viaduct and the Western Viaduct, up to the Jellicoe Car Park.

    RACE VILLAGE
    The access to the America’s Cup Race Village is completely FREE throughout all America's Cup Events. The Race Village has a limited visitor capacity and will open on the 15th of December and operate from 10:00am until 8:00pm on racing days and from 10am until 6pm on non racing days. Situated at the start of Hobson Wharf, it will continue on through the Eastern Viaduct and the Western Viaduct, up to the Jellicoe Car Park.
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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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    HOW TO WATCH

    Fans of the America's Cup all around the world will be able to enjoy coverage via all forms of media on every screen in 2020 and 2021. In order to make this the most viewed and accessible America’s Cup competition, the Event has partnered with free-to-air and pay networks in well over 120 territories and a second wave of partnerships will be announced soon.
    The official event website will also provide live streaming including on board camera footage, Virtual Eye graphics, behind-the-scenes storytelling and more for free without the need to download an app.

    HOW TO WATCH
    Fans of the America's Cup all around the world will be able to enjoy coverage via all forms of media on every screen in 2020 and 2021. In order to make this the most viewed and accessible America’s Cup competition, the Event has partnered with free-to-air and pay networks in well over 120 territories and a second wave of partnerships will be announced soon.
    The official event website will also provide live streaming including on board camera footage, Virtual Eye graphics, behind-the-scenes storytelling and more for free without the need to download an app.
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