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2021 America’s Cup
March 6 - March 15
Emirates Team New Zealand, representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron will set out to defend the America’s Cup on home waters in Auckland, after they defeated Oracle Team USA representing the Golden Gate Yacht Club 7-1 on the Great Sound in Bermuda four years ago in 2017. The defenders will be challenged in a best of 13 race series by Luna Rossa Challenge representing the Italian Circolo della Vela Sicilla after winning the selection event, the Prada Cup.
The America’s Cup
Where is the 2021 America’s Cup?
The 2021 America’s Cup will be sailed in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf, on the east coast of the North Island, in Auckland City’s Waitematā Harbour.
How do I get to the 2021 America’s Cup?
The Race Village will be be based in the heart of Auckland’s city centre, at the start of Hobson Wharf.
Airport – Auckland Airport is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand, with domestic and international flights to nearly 50 destinations across Europe, North America, South America, Oceania and Asia. This includes an indirect fly to London Heathrow, via Los Angeles.
The most convenient way of reaching the Airport is the SkyBus which runs to Auckland ($17 one way) and North Harbour ($24 one way) in about 50 minutes.
Bus – InterCity has buses running to Auckland (SkyCity Coach Terminal) from most of the North Island, and indirectly from the South Island.
Go Kiwi depart from opposite the Ferry Building on Quay Street and has a daily shuttle to the Coromandel Peninsula.
Public transport in Auckland – Auckland has an extensive public transport network for travelling around the city by bus, ferry or train. You can use Auckland Transport’s journey planner here on information on how to reach Hobson Wharf, or the great vantage points at Takapuna Beach, North Head and Bastion Point.
Train – The Northern Explorer departs from Auckland Strand Station at 7:45am on Monday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s, arriving at Wellington at 6:25pm. The train travels through Papakura, Hamilton, Otorohanga, Tongariro National Park, Ohakune, Palmerston North and Paraparaumu.
How do I get tickets to the 2021 America’s Cup?
Access to the America’s Cup Race Village is free, which will feature entertainment, race viewing and the opportunity to visit team bases. For the racing, the race course locations have been selected to enable viewing from both the shore and on the water. Takapuna Beach, North Head and Bastion Point will offer some great vantage points.