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“Great day out on the water”

Explore - America's Cup Sailing Auckland
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US$127.66*
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Feel the thrill of sailing an authentic America's Cup yacht. Take the helm to help steer on course or work hard on the grinders to hoist the mainsail during this hands on sailing adventure on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.
Reviewed 26 August 2014

There wasn't much wind around, but we went out and made the most of it. The guys were friendly and gave good commentary around not only the boat, what we were doing but around the harbour and marine environment in general. Great experience to get out on one of these iconic yachts. Great team who couldn't be more helpful. Gave a return voucher for when there is more wind around for next visit.

Thank Jane G
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We're launch people, but decided to try out a sailing experience and had an amazing time. We got a chance to work on the grinders and take charge of the wheel, all under the supervision of a great,friendly and humorous crew. We didn't even mind missing our ferry and having to visit a local bar to pass the time until the next one ( a joke for the crew)!! If you're visiting Auckland or live here, I recommend this sail.

Thank SuziMOwen
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Must do if you enjoy sailing. A chance to crew for a race boat for 2 hours. For non sailor, it was great fun to be gliding on water at great speed.

Thank FYL003
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

These boats are built for speed not comfort and the afternoon on one was fantastic. Everyone could have turn helping to crew and the 'real' crew were great. A great blast.

Thank Nic_Auckland_NZ
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Arriving a day early for a NZ/Aussie cruise provided me a cloudless day to take advantage of this opportunity. As sailing junkie, i was instantly attracted to this as I searched for things to do in Auckland for a day. BINGO! These aren't the new cat style boats but are they fun to ride in. The crew was expert in demonstrating safety, set sails, and use the grinders. Everyone that wanted to got to handle the helm and/or grind to their hearts delight. A couple of the braver lads even got on the foredeck and assisted dowsing the huge spinnaker. The 3 plus hour sail around the harbor was both amazing and beautiful with well informed skipper providing area knowledge. A great sail!

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