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Auckland — By theaucklandguide on May 29, 2010 at 10:37 pm
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Auckland America’s Cup Sailing Experience

You have watched it on television, maybe you have been lucky enough to watch a real America’s Cup race from the shore – well now you have the chance to feel what it is like on the water, racing NZL 40 and NZL 41!

NZL 40 with the Auckland skyline

ExploreNZ are offering this two hour sailing experience, a unique chance to participate as crew on an actual America’s Cup yacht, to take the helm, help with the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the ride on the Waitemata Harbour.

The America’s Cup is the world’s oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and ultimate yachting event.  Usually the domain of billionaires this is your chance to step into this world, if only for a couple of hours.

Tickets can be purchased online with ExploreNZ, adults are NZ$150, children NZ$110.  New Zealand’s Visitor Information Centres, i-Site are currently offering a special where if you book one person another person gets 50% off – valid through until 30 June 2010.  To book this deal call 0800 Auckland.

The tour is offered daily with group charters also available.

ExploreNZ – Ph: 0800 397 567

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