The Ocean Eagle’s involvement with the Cup Challenge has been a long and colourful one!
Formerly the American Eagle, she was the San Diego Yacht Club’s committee boat in 1988 during the Big Boat Challenge and was later purchased by billionaire Bill Koch. He also owned the yacht ‘America 3’ which defeated the Italian team four races to one in the 1992 challenge. The Eagle was used as his personal chase boat.
She was involved in the 1995 challenge when Koch financed another team sailing ‘Mighty Mary’ to compete for the Cup. The Eagle was again Koch’s personal chase boat.
After New Zealand won the Cup in 1995, the Ocean Eagle was purchased from Koch and shipped here to New Zealand.
She was Team New Zealand’s hospitality boat in 2000 and again in 2003.
So what are we saying? You’re in good hands when you come watch the racing with us!
Boarding times are subject to change to accommodate the racing schedule, however the timing is expected to be 1:30pm on the day of your cruise
Times are subject to change to accommodate race schedule.
Call us on 0800 VIADUCT for up-to-date departure times
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
BEVERAGES – The Ocean Eagle is fully licensed with a great selection of beers, wines, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages. Guests can purchase beverages from our on-board bars. No BYO beverages allowed.
RACES & CANCELLATIONS – If the racing for your Race Date is cancelled prior to the departure from our berth, you will receive a full refund less a 10% admin fee. If the racing for your Race Date is transferred to a Reserve Day prior to the departure from our berth, your ticket will be transferred to that Reserve Race Date. No refunds will be issued for tickets on Race Dates that get transferred to a Reserve Day. If the racing for your ticket gets transferred to another Race Date which is already booked prior to the departure from our berth, you will receive a full refund. If the racing gets cancelled or transferred to another Race Date after we leave the dock, there are no refunds.
PRICES – include GST. Tickets are non-refundable unless we cannot operate on your Race Date due to Covid-19 Alert Level restrictions.
TICKETS – to be presented at boarding. Groups must board together. The ticket holder must have all the contact details of everyone in their group.
TIMES – boarding and departure times may vary – to be confirmed.