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“Fabulous sailing”

America's Cup Sail Experience
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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...
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Boarded the Team New Zealand yacht, skipper Pablo, and motored out into the bay. Sails up and slowly went seawards in light breeze. Breeze increased and we flew back to the harbour, under the bridge and returned to the berth. Great fun, this boat flies when the wind gets up. A good excursion but if you're old don't try grinding - it's hard work and best left to the youngsters!!

Thank AScottyP
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

The crew were fun and entertaining and loved the experience of raising the main sail. Having never sailed before felt very safe and got to participate through the whole journey. If your looking for something to do in Auckland, then this is it.
You wont regret it.

Thank Cindy P
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Get out on the water in a 1995 Americas Cup boat. I've done this in a few different places around the world and this is one of the nicer boats. The boat is well maintained and plenty spacious for the number of people they take out. Only negative was the day we went out there wasn't enough wind for a real Americas Cup boat experience but they can't control the wind! They did give everyone a voucher to try again another time which was a nice touch for something they can't control.

Thank David Y
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Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I went out on a beautiful spring day this week and had a fantastic time. The crew were fun and everyone on board seemed to enjoy themselves immensely. Our day was made more special by having a nice afternoon breeze. The concept of involving people in the actual sailing of the vessel is a great idea and made the experience that more memorable. I worked the grinders, foredeck and had a turn at the helm of a 78 foot yacht which will never be forgotten. The views of the city from the water are terrific!

Thank CVHBH
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

How often do you get the chance to sail on a real America's Cup Yacht?
Great crew, excellent experience. We had a beautiful day and really enjoyed the views of the harbour. Loved having a crack on the equipment ourselves too.
A highlight was riding the yacht up on its side just like you see on TV. Our family doesnt have any boating experience but we really enjoyed this. The teenagers thought it was a real buzz. I think the match race experience would be fabulous too but we were there on a weekday and I think the match races are only on weekends?
Awesome trip - just get out and do it!

Thank Sam D
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