A comprehensive and collaborative work programme is underway to leverage the 36th America's Cup and leave a legacy for Auckland and New Zealand.

Auckland Council, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), mana whenua and America's Cup Events Ltd (a subsidiary of Emirates Team New Zealand formed to deliver the event) are working together on a comprehensive programme to prepare for the 36th America's Cup in a way that will ensure a spectacular event with maximum shared benefits. 

The infrastructure being developed for the 36th America's Cup will provide a stage for the races and associated events and leave Auckland with a world-class waterfront destination that Kiwis and visitors love. 

Wynyard Edge Alliance has been formed to develop the infrastructure for the 36th America's Cup and other associated works in the Auckland downtown area. Read more about Wynyard Edge Alliance and the build here

The Event Concept for the 36th America’s Cup sets out the vision and principles partners are using to guide the delivery of the event and its success. 

The underlying principles of the 36th America's Cup are:

  • Manaakitanga - a warm welcome for our visitors and all participants; 
  • Kaitiakitanga - guardianship, actively caring for our place, our environment and our people; and
  • Kotahitanga - collaboration. 
AC36 - Event coordination


One programme, three projects


AC36 Hosts' programme

In March 2018, a Host City Appointment Agreement (HCAA) was signed between America's Cup Events Ltd, Emirates Team New Zealand, MBIE and Auckland Council confirming Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau as the location of the 36th America's Cup. This was followed with a Host Venue Agreement signed in April 2019.

Through its commitment to transparency the council-led organisation delivering the 36th America's Cup is making key foundation documents publicly available online. Certain commercially sensitive material has been redacted where required to preserve the commercial position of the agencies, or third parties and the privacy of individuals.