AC36 2020/21 

When the America's Cup arrives in New Zealand in 2020 and 2021, it will bring with it a whole host of activity, plenty of buzz and a number of superyachts ready to discover New Zealand shores. Many yachts have started the journey south already and we've been enjoying helping them make the most of their time through the Pacific. 



With National Marine Pacific based in the heart of Auckland, and carrying all the international products you and your guests know and love, we can ease the stress of  spending time at this major event. While you plan for an intensive stretch with guests onboard, we'll make sure you're fully stocked with everything you need. Our supply chain stretches through the Pacific so we're also able to keep you moving with all the parts, supplies, spares and provisions you needs no matter how far off the beaten track you go on as you enjoy the region pre and post-racing. This is our backyard and we're passionate about helping people discover it so there's nothing we love better than seeing yachts get out into the Pacific and explore. 


Almost from the moment Emirates Team New Zealand won the 35th America's Cup, Auckland's been preparing for AC36 and its accompanying spectators. On the ground in Auckland, building work is being undertaken at a frenetic pace and for those superyachts ready to watch the Cup, Auckland is ready for them. At present, registrations of interest are being formally expressed for berths which we're able to handle for you - get in contact with

Anchoring in Auckland's regional waters

Auckland's Hauraki Gulf stretches Kawau Island to Great Barrier Island, to the tip of the Coromandel and encompasses 50 islands providing plenty of sheltered anchorages for  superyachts to enjoy. Superyachts over 40m in length anchoring in the Auckland region will be assisted by the Harbourmaster in regards to daily voyage plans and suitable anchoring locations and will be required to pay a one-off 12 month Navigation and Safety fee based on NZ$20 per metre of length plus GST.

Events line up 

January/February 2020

Wednesday 29th January to Saturday 1st February

NZ Millennium Cup Superyacht Regatta Bay of Islands in Association with Russell Boating Club


October 2020

Auckland On Water Boat Show, America’s Cup Village


End of Year 2020

America’s Cup World Series for America’s Cup Defender and all Challengers, Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf


December 2020

31 December

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron New Year’s Eve Race to Kawau Island 25NM north of Auckland


January 2021

The Prada Cup America’s Cup Challenger Series starts, Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf


Friday 1st

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron 150th anniversary and New Year’s Day around Kawau Island race


Sunday 3rd

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron cruise to Great Barrier Island


February 2021 - Saturday 13

Bay of Islands Swordfish Club - Superyacht Fishing Competition, Russell, presented by NZMarine.


Monday 15 to Thursday 18th

New Zealand Millennium Cup Superyacht Regatta Bay of Islands, Russell, Presented by NZMarine


Monday 22 to Wednesday 24th

J Class Yacht Regatta - Bay of Islands, Russell Presented by NZMarine


Friday 26th to Sunday 28th

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Superyacht Regatta Auckland


March 2021

Monday 1st to Thursday 4th

J Class Yacht Regatta - Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf presented by Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron


Saturday 6th (am)

J Class exhibition race Auckland - presented by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron


Saturday 6th to Sunday 21st

36th America’s Cup Match - Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf

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