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Address: Booking Kiosk | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-359 5987
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Description: Feel the thrill of sailing an authentic America's Cup yacht. Take the helm...
Feel the thrill of sailing an authentic America's Cup yacht. Take the helm to help steer on course or work hard on the grinders to hoist the mainsail during this hands on sailing adventure on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.
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Was incredible to experience and try out one of these feats of engineering. The crew were all really friendly and knowledgeable, and had a great bond with each other, which made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Warwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Was incredible to experience and try out one of these feats of engineering. The crew were all really friendly and knowledgeable, and had a great bond with each other, which made it all the more enjoyable. Only downside for me was that due to the size of the group it could have been a little more hands on - but... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

At first we thought we would cancel as it was raining and the winds were picking up... but we went ahead. It was pretty awesome out there, we got drenched but the experience was epic. At one stage it felt like the perfect storm but the skipper and the crew were so experienced and guided us as if we knew... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had a great experience with Tom and the crew who took us out in ideal Auckland wind conditions. The sailing was magic and the boat really preformed as you would expect from a former formula one America's cup contender. Tom expertly organised our team on the grinders and steering making this a really memorable interactive afternoon for complete newbies... More 

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Dubendorf, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Interesting 2-hour sailing tour (including the harbor exit using the onboard engine, net sailing time far less) However too many participants on the boat. We were more than 20 on that rather small boat Skipper's stupid joke quickly get on your nerves Interesting for somebody who has sailed before, to experience a high-end raceboat For less frequent sailors, I would... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Awesome afternoon sailing - one of the best things we did in New Zealand! Tom and his crew were lots of fun, really friendly and helpful. Great day sailing - would absolutely recommend it - it's a must if you're in Auckland!

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Hoover, Alabama
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35 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My wife and I visited Auckland and flew in a day early to participate in an America's Cup match race. While not overly experienced with sailing, this was a perfect opportunity for us to learn more, and actively participate as a "grinder" on the cranks helping with the sails. The match cup race has basically 2 boats racing (2 loops... More 

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Cholet, Pays de la Loire, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Oh my God , it's was a perfect weather for a perfect afternoon on this sail !!! The team is very friendly and pro , it's possible to help them during the trip !! These sails are just enormous, big monster and there story's are available by the team. The race is competitive and unfortunately for us today we lose... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My husband and I had so much fun on the America's Cup Sail experience! We both got to help raise the sails and he also got to steer for a bit! The guides on the boat were friendly and experienced!

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Basel, Switzerland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

When we did this we had the perfect weather conditions. Our captain really laid down the boat as much as possible, a very cool experience, but really depends on the weather. No toilet on the boat, no bags allowed.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The power of these boats is incredible!! Having watched the last 3 Americas Cup regattas to be on one of these under full sail was magnificent! The crew are top notch and hugely entertaining. This was such a novel experience - I want to do the racing option next!

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