02 Jan 36th AMERICA’S CUP VENUE
Have you heard!! How lucky are we.
The Racing Area for the cup is defined by a varied area outlined across the wider Hauraki Gulf, running south along the North Shore beaches around North Head encompassing the inner Waitemata harbour right up to Auckland’s iconic harbour bridge and downtown CBD, across Auckland’s Eastern Suburbs and all the way out the Tamaki Strait between Waiheke Island and Maraetai.
A tentative race time window estimated between 1600- 1800 local time in order for a typical March sea breeze to reliably establish itself across the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf race courses based on a leg length of between 1.3- 2.2nm.
The definitive race distance will depend on the wind speed and selected race course each day with an anticipated 35-minute race duration, including Pre-Start, based on a typical windward-leeward configuration with potential for a dramatic final reaching leg to the finish line.