36th America's Cup- Live at Takapuna Boating Club
Takapuna Boating Club will be showing live on multiple screens every race of the 36th America's Cup, which runs from Wednesday 10th March to Wednesday 17th March.
Defenders Emirates Team New Zealand will take on the Italian team Luna Rossa, winners of the Prada Cup, in a best of 13 race series. There is no better place to watch it than at the Takapuna Boating Club, where the action will be live on big screens and potentially viewable from our decks!
America's Cup racing is from 4pm-6pm on race days. See race schedule below.
Takapuna Boating Club Opening hours: from 3pm on the days of racing
All you need to know about the America's Cup...
The America’s Cup is the pinnacle event in yachting and is the oldest trophy in international sport.
The 36th America's Cup will see the winner of the Prada Cup, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli race against the America’s Cup Defender Emirates Team New Zealand. It is a best of 13 race series, with the winner being the first to win 7 races.
Two races will be sailed on Wednesday 10th March with an off-day Thursday. Racing will continue on the next four days — March 12 to 15 — and continue each day afterwards until one team has won seven races.
Emirates Team New Zealand- The Defender
Nation: New Zealand, Royal NZ Yacht Squadron
Helmsman: Peter Burling
Boat: Te Rehutai
Emirates Team New Zealand, as the AC Defenders and host, will go in as favourites. They have lead the way in terms design, technology and handling of the revolutionary AC75 America’s Cup yachts, and are widely speculated to have a very fast boat. They dominated the America's Cup World Series event back in December, only losing one race. However, they have had no racing since and only time will tell, if that lack of race experience will be a factor in this regatta.
Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team- The Challenger
Helmsman: James Spithill/ Francesco Bruni
After a slightly bumpy start to the Prada Cup, Luna Rossa have made significant gains and looked formidable in the Prada Cup final where they schooled Ineos Team UK 7-1. They were slick and flawless, particularly in the lighter conditions, with good boat speed and control of their 75-foot monohull. Jimmy Spithill will be hoping for a better outcome, than the last time he came up against Pete Burling in the America's Cup.