2021 America's Cup

36th America’s Cup Auckland 2021 presented by Prada

6-21 Mar, 2021

Authorised Reseller

Introduction

Your 36th America’s Cup experience starts here. Auckland will, in March 2021, host the next edition of the world’s most famous yacht race, the 36th America’s Cup Match presented by Prada. Years of training, innovation, grit and determination come together as two teams go head-to-head to win the oldest trophy in international sport.

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If you’re looking for the perfect excuse to head to Auckland for a sporting holiday, or dreamt of watching the America’s Cup live, then the 36th edition of this famous race is the time to make that happen.

As an Authorised Reseller, we have a range of Official 36th America’s Cup hospitality packages and travel packages now available. Packages include official hospitality experiences and travel services to ensure your America’s Cup experience is unforgettable both on land and out on the water.

We’ve been proudly helping fans travel the world to major sporting events since 1993 and have partnerships with many of the world’s biggest events. Along the way, we’ve learnt a thing or two about how to create the perfect sports travel experience. On the travel side of things, we have a range of 4-star and 5-star hotels in Auckland that will ensure your stay is comfortable, memorable and luxurious. From there, our friendly Travel Experts can put together a more inclusive package with additional services you may need including flights, car rental, sightseeing, travel insurance and recommendations. You can rely on our expertise, experience and networks to enjoy the perfect holiday at the 36th America’s Cup.

If you require, an official hospitality booking form can be provided on request.

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Packages

  • 36th America's Cup - Land Based Hospitality Package
    Available
    Land Based Hospitality Package
    Experience the 36th America’s Cup on dry land in the purpose built venue at Silo Park
    FROM
    NZD$1,145
  • America's Cup 2021 - Private Hospitality
    Available
    Private Hospitality Package
    Enjoy privacy and control with your own chartered vessel and get up close and personal to the action out…
    FROM
    NZD$2,985
  • Heritage Hotel Auckland - facade
    Available
    5-night Travel Package
    Explore Auckland with 5-nights at the Heritage Auckland and one day of hospitality on the water
    FROM
    AUD$2,898
  • America's Cup 2021 - Shared Hospitality
    Available
    Shared Hospitality Package
    Get up close and personal on the water with a prime viewing position and fully inclusive hospitality
    FROM
    NZD$1,950

Overview

The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy and was first contested in 1851 at the Isle of Wight, where a group of American businessmen raced a fleet of British yachts to win the £100 cup. The name of the first winning ship was ‘America’ and so the trophy was named. In the preceding years, the New York Yacht Club successfully defended each challenge and retained the trophy from 1851 to 1983, a staggering 132 years and the longest winning streak in sports history. It wasn’t until a team from Royal Perth Yacht Club and the yacht, Australia II, owned by Alan Bond and skippered by John Bertrand, famously ended the winning streak in Rhode Island to the delight of nation and the yachting world.

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The America’s Cup has long been associated with leaders of industry, royalty, celebrities and sailing icons, which has helped make it the world’s most famous yacht race. Despite the United States dominating for the first 132 years, in the past 30 years, teams from New Zealand, Switzerland as well as the United States have successfully won the America’s Cup. The most recent 35th edition was won by Team New Zealand, where in Bermuda in 2017, they defeated Oracle Team USA in an exciting upset on home waters.

There is an inescapable, nerve-racking moment in every America’s Cup. It’s the moment where years of planning, designing, building, and training is put to the test and where dreams are made and broken. This is what makes the America’s Cup so special and why winning the America’s Cup means everything to sailors, teams and clubs, who devote their lives to pursuing the Auld Mug. You can experience the hype, excitement and ultimate triumph for yourself in Auckland this coming March, as Grant Dalton’s Emirates Team New Zealand defend their trophy. The defending team have picked a new class of boat, the AC75, a foiling monohull which brings new challenges, speeds and performance to the waters off Auckland.

As an Authorised Reseller, we have full access to Official 36th America’s Cup hospitality packages and have a range of travel packages on offer including hospitality experiences, tickets, accommodation and other travel services. Our 36th America’s Cup packages are now available and our Travel Experts are waiting to get your journey started. Make a new enquiry today to get started planning your trip to Auckland in March 2021.

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Event

Racing format

  • The first to seven race victories is the America’s Cup champion
  • Races will be postponed to the reserve day or days after 15 March if the wind is below 6.5 knots or above 23 knots
  • There are two races per race day and rest days on the 8th, 9th and 11th of March

America’s Cup 2021 schedule

36th America's Cup Auckland 2021 race schedule

Race course locations

36th America's Cup Auckland 2021 course locations

Hospitality venue

A VIP level of hospitality is being designed and constructed for the America’s Cup Match located at Silo Park in the Wynyard Quarter.

Guests will arrive at 12pm for a sumptuous luncheon. While they are being wined and dined they will be entertained by an MC and special guest speakers with the expertise and knowledge to inform and entertain our guests. At approximately 1.30pm guests will be asked to begin the boarding of their charter boat(s) and departing to a restricted area of the race course, where only flagged vessels will be permitted. Racing is due to begin at 4pm and two races will take place. At approximately 6pm, the conclusion of the day’s racing, the charter boats will begin leaving and drop guests back at the hospitality marquee. Hospitality will continue, and conclude at approximately 9pm.

The corporate hospitality will be located in Silo Park, in the vibrant Wynyard Quarter, close to the bases of American Magic and Ineos Team UK. A purpose built hospitality area will be established around the 35 meter silos. Silo Park offers striking views across to West Haven Marina and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Charter boats

We will be chartering a number of boats. These will vary in shape and size, but every one will be aimed at maximising your comfort. We will be expecting to charter both shared vessels and private vessels. Private vessels are available for charter. These are boats that are chartered for you and your guests only. These range in size, but can accommodate most people’s requests. Once we know your preference for a private vessel, and your expected guest numbers (along with the amount of days you are looking at), we can allocate a boat to match. All boats will serve food and beverages, and special menus can be created for you and your guests on private boats.

Shared vessels will have food menus pre-set. Dietary requirements will be taken and every effort will be made to accommodate your request. Vessel loading and unloading locations will be in close proximity to the hospitality area. There may be delays due to the amount of activity in the Viaduct at that time, but every effort will be made to have you out on the race course in plenty of time.

Note: As a reseller of the Official Corporate Hospitality Supplier to the 36th America’s Cup Match presented by Prada, our boats will have access to a prime viewing location on the race course.

Hospitality information

Package venue information:

The Land Package has been prepared for those guests who prefer to remain on land or could be afflicted with sea sickness. These guests will be allocated seating at tables of 10 within the marquee for the duration of the hospitality. The Private Package patrons will be allocated seating at tables of 10 within the marquee, while those guests who have purchased the Shared Package will be allocated to a dedicated bar leaner. There will be a limited number of outdoor (unallocated) facilities for all guests to utilise. Patrons must be advised to take advantage of the full hospitality. No guarantees will be given in supply of all or any food courses in a shortened time prior to boarding. There will be no delays to boarding times.

Dress Code:
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Collared shirts and dress shorts are required
  • T-shirts, singlets, board shorts and jandals are not permitted
  • Dress for the weather – it is advisable to bring a weather proof jacket
  • Be prepared for all weather – bring sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, sea sickness pills and outer layers for cover

The following shoes are not allowed on board the boats:

  • Stilettos or high heel shoes
  • Jandals or open-toed shoes
  • Dark soled shoes (white or light coloured soles only)
Dietary requirements:

Please be advised dietary requirements can be accommodated; however, please make sure we are given seven days notice of you and your guest’s allergies.

Other terms and conditions apply to shared and private hospitality venues, guests and hosts.
  • There are both land and water based hospitality options for your comfort, as well as private vessels available for charter if you’re organising a larger group or incentive
  • The racing format is for 14 races held between 6 and 15 March with two rest days and one reserve day that is used if races are postponed on the either of the first two days. The first team to win seven races will be the America’s Cup champion. As such, we are only taking bookings for the first four race days, as the Match can be decided within those days
  • The races will be postponed if the wind is below 6.5 knots or above 23 knots and the reserve day or extra days after 15 March will be used if required. Therefore it’s important to note that if races are postponed due to weather, that races may be held after 15 March
  • For hospitality venues, there is a dress code of smart casual with the following requirements:
    • Collared shirts and dress shorts are required
    • Dress for the weather, it’s advisable to bring a weatherproof jacket, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and outer layers
    • T-shirts, singlets, board shorts and jandals are not permitted
    • On the boats, the following shoes are not permitted: Stilettos or high heeled shoes, jandals or open-toed shoes and dark soled shoes (white or light coloured soles only)
  • If you are a hospitality guest and have dietary requirements, you must provide us with your requirements in writing more than seven days before the event begins, preferably earlier or when making your booking
  • Note that there will be no delays for boat boarding and that no refunds will be provided if you miss the boarding time

What you can choose from with Events Travel:

  • Event: 36th America’s Cup hospitality both land based and water based with private charters available
  • Flights: All carriers and destinations
  • Accommodation: Extra nights, room upgrades and more
  • Transport: Coaches, private transfers and car hire
  • Sightseeing: Attractions, day trips and organised tours
  • Custom-made packages: For individuals and groups of all sizes, including corporate groups and incentives
  • Travel insurance: Domestic and international policies, including a 15% off base policy discount for Australian residents

Destination

Auckland is New Zealand’s most populous city and often ranks among the world’s most livable cities. The subtropical climate means its warmer than the South Island and with beautiful beaches, a myriad of islands, rainforests, reserves and farmland, it’s a wonderful climate to live and enjoy the great outdoors.

No trip to New Zealand’s North Island is complete without visiting some of the world-famous attractions including Bay of Islands, Waiheke Island, Lake Taupo, Rotorua and the many national parks and world-class golf courses including Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers.

Back in the city and Auckland ticks all the boxes. During the America’s Cup, you’ll either be on the harbour or by the harbour-side and after a days racing is over, Auckland has a sophisticated restaurant and nightlife scene. On rest days, you can explore galleries, museums and wineries, or take a hike up Mt Eden or One Tree Hill, both notable parks within the cities reach.

If you’re feeling even more adventurous, you could add another dimension to your trip to New Zealand and fly or ferry to the South Island, where you can explore dramatic peaks, glaciers and rugged wilderness areas. On the South Island no trip is complete without visiting Queenstown, Mt Cook, Glenorchy, Wanaka, Milford Sound, Arrowtown and many other beautiful and wild destinations.

New Zealand is a beautiful island nation that has endless natural beauty, wonderful accommodations and tasteful food and attractions. Now it’s the perfect time to explore Auckland and New Zealand before or after the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada.

Currency

New Zealand Dollars

Climate

March in Auckland is summer. Expect daily highs of 23ºC and lows of 15ºC. Out on the water it can be blustery and cold, and further south in New Zealand it’s much colder. Pack for generally cool weather, yet mild during the day and when the sun is out.

Things to do

The world's most famous yacht race is heading to Auckland in March 2021

More information

Deposit: 25% due to confirm your package plus any upgrades or extras including flights
Balance: due by 6 December 2020

We accept payments by bank transfer (EFT), credit cards and cheque. Domestic bank transfers and cheques have no fees. International bank transfers (e.g. from an international bank to our Australian bank or from an Australian bank to our international bank) incur a nominal A$20 service fee per transaction. All credit card payments incur merchant fees. For Visa and MasterCard it’s 1.5% and for American Express it’s 1.98%.

Payment instructions will be provided on booking and if you have any queries, please get in touch.

  1. Start your journey by making a new enquiry or speak to a Travel Expert 
  2. From there, you can make a new booking or discuss your travel requirements in more detail. Our Travel Experts will happily provide more information or put together a custom-made package, just for you
  3. After confirming your booking, you will receive a deposit invoice and booking confirmation with more information about your trip
  4. If the event is still a while away, you will receive email updates from our team with more information and event announcements as the information comes to hand
  5. Approximately four weeks before the event begins, we start sending out your travel documents. You will receive a travel documents email and if required, a parcel with physical items as well. The travel documents email will contain personalised travel information, itineraries, vouchers and details about your trip. Your parcel (if applicable) will contain tickets, merchandise and supporter gear. For some events, or if you live internationally and cannot receive your parcel within the available timeframe, we will make your parcel available for collection from your hotel or an official collection centre. If this is the case, you will be advised within your travel documents email, this always comes first
  6. That’s it — you’ll be ready to travel!

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