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Review of America's Cup Sail Experience

America's Cup Sail Experience
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US$122.40*
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
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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...
Toronto
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Worth every penny!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

My wife and I went out on a beautiful spring day this week and had a fantastic time. The crew were fun and everyone on board seemed to enjoy themselves immensely. Our day was made more special by having a nice afternoon breeze. The concept of involving people in the actual sailing of the vessel is a great idea and made the experience that more memorable. I worked the grinders, foredeck and had a turn at the helm of a 78 foot yacht which will never be forgotten. The views of the city from the water are terrific!

Visited November 2013
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Gawler, Australia
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“Once in a Lifetime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

How often do you get the chance to sail on a real America's Cup Yacht?
Great crew, excellent experience. We had a beautiful day and really enjoyed the views of the harbour. Loved having a crack on the equipment ourselves too.
A highlight was riding the yacht up on its side just like you see on TV. Our family doesnt have any boating experience but we really enjoyed this. The teenagers thought it was a real buzz. I think the match race experience would be fabulous too but we were there on a weekday and I think the match races are only on weekends?
Awesome trip - just get out and do it!

Visited September 2012
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“What an experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

What an opportunity to sail on an America's cup yacht. Great crew, great value for money - sorry we broke the rudder and thank you for finding another yacht for us!! If you have the chance, give it a go - you won't regret it.

Visited February 2013
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Utrecht, Holland
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79 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Not a lot of wind but a great ship”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

Loved the America's Cup Sail experience. The crew really worked hard to make it an exceptional experience. Book it for the afternoon because the winds are often better. We got a free voucher for another trip caused by the lack of wind. Very good service!

Visited March 2013
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La Condamine, Monaco
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“Exhilerating, safe, fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

This is a great way to get over jet lag! Out of the 7 sailing (plus 4 crew) 5 of us had just arrived in NZ. We were all adults and interested in sailing or simply wanted the unique experience of sailing on an America's cup yacht which had been a winner by Peter Blake in 1985! It is an awesome experience. Even for kiwis. But if you are travelling and can't decide on what to do, this is a real NZ experience, and a great way to see the Auckland Harbour. There wasn't much wind on the day we went out, but we managed to sail anyway, and the crew were really entertaining so we learnt loads too. An added plus is that if you go on this, they offer a huge discount on another of their company's boats if you book it there and then. Lions NZ is great too - and they also do the dolphin trips very well, I've been out on those a couple of times on previous visits and brought the family.

Visited February 2013
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