Images of the Waitemata- Sail NZ's America's Cupper experience
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.Com on 31 Mar 2009
The sight of two America's Cup class yachts sailing seven days a week have become a familair sight for many of those who live around the edge of the Waitemata Harbour, in Auckland , New Zealand.
Sail NZ America’s Cuppers are located in Auckland’’s Downtown Viaduct Harbour area © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
Sail-World joined the guest crew last weekend for a match racing session in light airs on the Waitemata.
Two or three options are available - you can either have a two hour sail in the the America's Cuppers, or join an informal match race running for one or two laps depending in the conditions, or there is a full on corporate match racing and team building experience.
On our match racing sail there were 15 guest crew on each of NZL-40 and NZL-41 plus five regular crew on each.
Ages ranged from early teens to an 87 year old, of some 75 years sailing experience, now confined to a wheelchair.
It was a great day out - for more see www.sailnz.co.nz
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