3 AMERICA’S CUP SAILING
Head down toViaduct Harbour and leave dry land behind for an hour or two. Known as the City of Sails, Auckland has hosted many major yachting championships and regattas, but none have created more impact than the America’s Cup competitions held here in 2000 and 2003. Take either yacht NZL 40 or NZL 41, which took part in the original race, and on their regular sailings you can enjoy a thrill normally only available to expert enthusiasts and the über-rich.You can opt for the lazy option and sit back and take in the views of the stunning Waitemata Harbour or you could take a more strenuous alternative.
Sail NZ allows you to experience, thankfully for a few moments only, the back-breaking efforts involved in setting up, trimming and lowering the sails through the hand“grinders.”No sailing experience is necessary as the Sail NZ team bring along all the expertise you are ever likely to need. Remember to bring your sunblock and a camera to catch that special moment of you at the helm of these multimillion-dollar craft.