New Zealand Sail Grand Prix: Auckland’s Premier Sailing Spectacle
Auckland, the “City of Sails”, is set to host one of the most exhilarating events in the sailing calendar – the New Zealand Sail Grand Prix. This event promises to be a spectacle like no other, with the world’s best sailors competing in the heart of the Hauraki Gulf.
A Global Phenomenon in Auckland
SailGP, known for its live-action racing, is bringing the thrill to Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Following a sold-out debut in Ōtautahi Christchurch, the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix in Auckland is expected to be even bigger and better. The event will see 10 national teams, including New Zealand’s own helmed by sailing legends Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, racing their supercharged F50 catamarans.
A Weekend of High-Speed Action
Scheduled for the 23rd and 24th of March 2024, the weekend promises non-stop action:
Race Day 1 | Saturday, March 23: The exact timings and details of the races are yet to be confirmed, but spectators can expect a day filled with intense competition and breathtaking moments.
Race Day 2 | Sunday, March 24: The climax of the event, this day will determine the champions of the New Zealand leg of the SailGP.
More Than Just a Race
The New Zealand Sail Grand Prix is not just about the competition. It’s a celebration of Auckland’s maritime heritage, its passion for sailing, and its status as a global sailing hub. Beyond the races, attendees can look forward to a vibrant party atmosphere, cultural showcases, and interactive experiences.
The New Zealand Sail Grand Prix in Auckland is shaping up to be an event that no sailing enthusiast would want to miss. Whether you’re a die-hard sailing fan or just looking for a weekend of fun and excitement, the Grand Prix promises an experience like no other.
Mark your calendars and get ready for a sailing extravaganza in the heart of Auckland!