Amer­ica’s Cup to visit penin­sula

Hauraki Herald - - SPORT -

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.

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