America’s Cup to visit peninsula
The world’s oldest and most spectacular active sporting trophy will be on its way to the Coromandel Peninsula, following Emirates Team NZ’s thrilling America’s Cup win in Bermuda in June.
The America’s Cup will be on display at the Thames Sailing Club on Tararu Rd from midday to 2pm on Sunday, October 8.
Selected members of Emirates Team NZ will accompany the cup on the Toyota Believe Tour which leaves the Thames Sailing Club at 2pm and will be on public display at Taylors Mistake in Whitianga later in the day.
Thames Sailing Club commodore Gregor Mackenzie said it would be an exciting event.
‘‘This is a community event and everyone is welcome to come and see the cup.
‘‘We are honoured to be hosting the America’s Cup visit at our sailing club. This is a great opportunity and we are looking forward to opening our doors to everyone who helped cheer the cup home.
‘‘Emirates Team NZ’s outstanding performance is an inspiration to all of us, especially our youth who are just starting out in any sport at club level.’’
Entry to the Thames event is free with food and drinks available for purchase.
Rear: Zoe Smith, left, Courtney Rolls-Mackay, Rhianna Thompson, Maja Katavic, Summer Power, Holly McCleery, coach Karen Aulelio, manager Leanne Rolls Front: Captain Ella Tomkins, left, Jasmine McCleery, Haven Adams, Ruby Wollburg.