How to watch the 36th America's Cup

The 36th America's Cup presented by PRADA includes three events spanning December to March. With races sailed closer to the shore than any past America's Cup campaign and plenty of ways to watch, the events will be inclusive and inviting to anyone who wants to get in on the action!

Experience the racing

The five designated racecourses in the Hauraki Gulf and Waitematā Harbour offer a range of options to cater to different wind directions and weather conditions. Course areas will be confirmed around 10 AM on racing days and updates will be posted here. Depending on course selection, surrounding geographical landmarks will provide the opportunity for spectators and fans to get a glimpse of the action. Download course map



Potential on-land viewing locations


Milford Beach, Takapuna Beach Reserve and East Coast Bays beaches on the North Shore.


Cheltenham Beach, Narrow Neck Beach and Takapuna Beach Reserve.


Maungauika North Head, Orakei, Bastion Point and other elevated locations along Tamaki Drive.  


Southeastern Beaches, including Achilles Point and Glover Park.  


Maraetai and Musick Point.  


Other ways to get in on the action
The 36th America's Cup Race Village

Completely free and open to the public, the America's Cup Race Village is the place to be on race days with food and beverage, activations and more! The Race Village operates from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM on racing days and from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM on non racing days. Entrances are located at the beginning of Hobson Wharf, between North Wharf Promenade and Karanga Plaza, and at Silo Park.

Watch from the water

If you plan to get amongst the action on water, then register your boat and review the Auckland Harbourmaster's advice for navigating the Waitematā Harbour and Hauaki Gulf before heading out. 

Racegoers can also check out the on-water action with world-class spectator experiences from official America's Cup supplier, Explore Group


Tune in or watch online

Can't make it to the action? Don't worry, the 36th America's Cup will be broadcast in more than 100 countries around the world on free-to-air television, with the Gold Network providing radio coverage and TVNZ 1 as the home broadcaster. Races will also be streamed on YouTube, Facebook and the official America's Cup website

Watch from a Summernova site

Several Summernova activation sites will spread the vibrant atmosphere of the 36th America's Cup beyond the Race Village and throughout the region with opportunities to watch and listen to the broadcast while enjoying live music, delicious food and good vibes.

Getting to and from the action

Auckland will be busy during the 36th America's Cup so be sure to plan ahead, get to key venues and viewing sites early and allow plenty of time. With limited parking, public transport and micro-mobility options, such as walking and cycling where possible will be your best way to get to the racing and other events happening outside of the 36th America's Cup.

Make sure you have your AT HOP card ready and download the AT Mobile App for up to the minute information and to keep you informed of any changes 

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