Auckland: The America’s Cup is the world’s oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and ultimate yachting regatta. Usually the domain of billionaires and elite professional yachties, NZL 40 and NZL 41 offer the unique opportunity for everyone to participate sailing on these grand prix racing machines. Passengers become the crew and are encouraged to take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the action as we sail down the Auckland Harbour. The trip suits people of all experiences and abilities and is the perfect activity in Queenstown, Waiheke Island or Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’.
Queenstown: Join the crew and get involved, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Once off the dock, NZL 14 motors out past the historic white beacon at the entrance to Queenstown Bay. When clear of the reef, a grinding team is called upon to hoist the mainsail, 115ft to the top of the carbon fibre mast. The headsail is then hoisted and NZL 14 sails through the waters of Lake Wakatipu, with breathtaking sights of the rugged mountain ranges. Returning to Queenstown Bay under spinnaker, there is time to enjoy the stunning scenery and experience the magic of sailing onboard a grand prix racing yacht. A privilege that is usually reserved for yachting greats – such as Coutts, Conner, and Lipton. Launched November 2005, the America’s Cup sailing experience aboard NZL 14 is one of the most exciting activities available in Queenstown. NZL 14 is not only part of New Zealand’s America’s Cup history; she also opens up a new dimension to experiencing the only sailing activity on Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding beauty.
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