The quest for the ultimate prize, the America's Cup, begins with winning the Prada Cup. Don't miss this epic month of racing.

The racing rundown and latest COVID-19 related details

Covid 19 Update
As a result of the Government announcement of Auckland moving to Level 2 from midnight February 17, racing will continue from Saturday February 20 and over the weekend under the following conditions: 

  • Racecourses B & C will not be used for racing, to mitigate the chance of large public gatherings on shore, which are in line with Government Level 2 restrictions.
  • No public viewing opportunities such as dock out shows or public screening of racing in the Race Village.
  • The Race Village will be able to hold no more than 100 people, and this is the same for other public spectator vantage points around Auckland.
  • Activations inside the Village will be limited to ensure no more than 100 people.
  • 2 metre physical distancing, and face masks recommended.
  • All bars, restaurants and cafes surrounding the Race Village can remain open in line with Ministry of Health COVID-19 Level 2 Guidelines.
  • Public are reminded to always scan the NZCOVID19 Tracer App.

The quest for the ultimate prize, the 36th America's Cup, begins with winning the Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series - an epic month of racing taking place from January 15 to February 22. 

The Prada Cup consists of four round robins of three races each, a 7 race semi-final and a 13 race final between the two leading teams. Each win gets one point. The teams racing are INEOS Team UK and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli. After one weekend of racing, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli leads 4-0. 

Race Village

The buzzing Race Village on the Viaduct. Photo credit COR 36 | Studio Borlenghi 

The Race Village 

Situated at the start of Hobson’s Wharf and continuing through the Eastern and Western Viaduct up to the Jellicoe Car Park, the America’s Cup Race Village is now open and the best place to soak up the buzzing atmosphere. Besides the Village stage and big screens, fans can buy merchandise and test their sailing skills on the AC75 simulator. You can also enjoy a meal or drink at Te Pou, a New Zealand themed bar and restaurant, or a champagne toast at the custom-built two storey Mumm Yacht Club champagne bar, all in the heart of the race village. The Village will operate from 9am until 11pm on racing days and from 10am until 10pm on non racing days. Download the Race Village map here

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Getting here 

There are so many easy ways to get in, out and around the city centre during race days. For full details on public transport options, or if you're planning on cycling, walking or driving in, head to Auckland Transport's dedicated page