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Explore - America's Cup Sail Auckland
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
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Owner description: 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.
Danville, California
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“Great experience”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

Fun and friendly crew. They invite you to participate in setting the sails and give everybody and opportunity to "drive" the boat. The crew is great, very helpful and informative. The views you get from the water are amazing. It feels great to get out in the wind on the water. We had a great time.

Visited April 2012
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South Wales, United Kingdom
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“A "Must do" Auckland experience !”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

I confess an interest in sailing (I'm a yacht instructor!) - but surely anyone who wants an exciting & unique experience would get a lot out of a 2hr trip on an 80ft America's Cup racing yacht - fabulous views of the city & Rangitoto Island, a friendly & fun crew - you get to take the helm if you fancy a go (or you can just sit back and enjoy if that's what you'd prefer)
Highly recommended Auckland experience!

Visited January 2012
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Los Angeles
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52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful views and fun time on Auckland Day”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

Went out on Auckland Day for a sail and got to see dozens upon dozens of boats out for the regatta and just sailing. It was a beautiful sight, as well as the views of Auckland. Staff were fun and helpful. Not much different than other America's Cup sails, but still a nice time out on the water, and always fun to participate.

Visited January 2012
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“One of the best experiences ever?,”
Reviewed December 23, 2011

The 4 of us went out on the boat as a last day treat before we went back to the UK. The weather was fine but not too hot, just perfect for a day on the water and what a fabulous time we had. We were allowed to steer the boat and learned how to hoist sails on a racing yacht. An outing we will never forget.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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“Exciting time on the water”
Reviewed September 3, 2011

Sailing on a real America's Cup yacht in 25kn winds on Auckland Harbour is a must-do if you are in the city and have the slightest interest in sailing, or pretty much even if you don't. Real action, real sailing - they need 12 to sail the boat, but only have 5 crew, meaning guests have to grind the sail winches, and can helm the boat as well. Or, you can sit back and just enjoy. There's no commecial stuff, no expensive photos and videos - they will use your camera to take photos of you sailing - so just a wonderful experience with some great kiwis. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2011
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