36th America's Cup Auckland 2021 - Presented by Prada

Official Corporate Hospitality Packages


Experience Group has been exclusively appointed by America's Cup Event Limited to manage and deliver the official corporate hospitality packages for the 36th America's Cup Match presented by Prada.  Make sure you are there to see all the action, first-hand.  See the races up close and personal with an official corporate hospitality package on offer below. 



There is an inescapable, unavoidable, nerve-racking moment in every America's Cup, the moment when years of planning, scheming, designing, building, and training lies behind you, and the day finally arrives when you find out whether you got it right!

“It's a unique moment in every America's Cup, part of the event's  DNA,” says Emirates Team New Zealand boss, Grant Dalton.  “The moment when sailors, designers, fans, commentators - everybody really - gets the answer to the same question, at exactly the same time, when the Challenger meets the Defender on the start line for the very first finals race the boats come off the line, foot flat, and we all get a first, good look at whether one has an edge over the other.  A classic America's Cup moment.”

On the 6th of March 2021, that moment will have arrived.  The 36th America's Cup Match is set to begin with Emirates Team New Zealand, the successful Defender, having won the right to host from Oracle Team USA, ready to take on the Challenger - the successful winner of the Prada Cup.  The pristine waters of the Hauraki Gulf are set to explode in a rush of adrenaline fueled, high octane racing as these massive boats (AC75's) go head to head to be the first to win seven races.

"The America's Cup is the pinnacle of sailing, so to be in that position to be racing for the Cup, that's an incredible opportunity," says INEOS Team UK skipper, Sir Ben Ainslie.  "There's always a lot of pressure but if you enjoy that kind of thing then there's no better platform in the sport of sailing".

The day is coming when there is no holding back, no reining in, a day when everything will be on show, because every win, and every point, is vital.  That day - March 6, 2021 - is fast approaching.  Who will hold up the oldest trophy in sport –  the Auld Mug?   


A VIP level of hospitality is being designed and constructed for the America's Cup Match.  The corporate hospitality will be located in Silo Park, in the vibrant Wynyard Quarter, close to the bases of American Magic and Ineos Team UK.  A purpose built hospitality area will be established around the 35 meter silos.  Silo Park offers striking views across to West Haven Marina and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.  

Guests will arrive at 12pm for a sumptuous luncheon.  While they are being wined and dined they will be entertained by an MC and special guest speakers with the expertise and knowledge to inform and entertain our guests.  At approximately 1.30pm guests will be asked to begin the boarding of their charter boat(s) and departing to a restricted area of the race course, where only flagged vessels will be permitted.  Racing is due to begin at 4pm and two races will take place.  At approximately 6pm, the conclusion of the day's racing, the charterboats will begin leaving and drop guests back at the hospitality marquee.  Hospitality will continue, and will conclude at approximately 9pm.

Make sure you are there to see all the action with an official corporate hospitality package on offer below. 



We will be chartering a number of boats.  These will vary in shape and size, but every one will be aimed at maximising your comfort.  We will be expecting to charter both shared vessels and private vessels. 

Private vessels are available for charter.  These are boats that are chartered for you and your guests only.  These range in size, but can accommodate most people's requests.  Once we know your preference for a private vessel, and your expected guest numbers (along with the amount of days you are looking at), we can allocate a boat to match. 

All boats will serve food and beverages, and special menus can be created for you and your guests on private boats.  Shared vessels will have food menus pre-set.  Dietary requirements will be taken and every effort will be made to accommodate your request.  

Vessel loading and unloading locations will be in close proximity to the hospitality area.  There may be delays due to the amount of activity in the Viaduct that time, but every effort will be made to have you out on the race course in plenty of time.

Note: As the Official Corporate Hospitality Supplier to the 36th America's Cup Match presented by Prada, our boats will have access to a prime viewing location on the race course.

See the races up close and personal with an official corporate hospitality package on offer below. 


SCHEDULED RACE DAYS: (* We will be taking bookings for the first 4 days)

Each race day is scheduled for two races with the first to seven wins. Wind conditions have been set for racing to go ahead between 6.5 to 23 knots.

Tuesday 9 March - May be used as a Race Day if the Regatta Director so decides (after consultation with the Competitors) due to the Match being behind schedule after the first two Race Days on 6th and 7th March. 

Friday 12 March – **Will not be used as a Race Day if the Regatta Director (after consultation with the Competitors) considers racing is not required that day to meet the intended objective of the completing the Match over the weekend of the 13th/14th March 2021.  He may also elect to only conduct one race that day.

Monday 15 March - if the Match is not completed prior to the 15th March the racing will continue every day until completion. 

For example, if Race Day 2 was postponed (due to weather, or some other unforeseen circumstances) then the next available race day is the Reserve Day, Tuesday 9th March.

It is important to note that hospitality packages are non-refundable once passengers are alerted to board their vessels.

See the races up close and personal with an official corporate hospitality package on offer below. 





The Land Package has been prepared for those guests who prefer to remain on land or could be afflicted with sea sickness.  These guests will be allocated seating at tables of 10 within the marquee for the duration of the hospitality.

The Private Package patrons will be allocated seating at tables of 10 within the marquee, while those guests who have purchased the Shared Package will be allocated to a dedicated bar leaner.  There will be a limited number of outdoor (unallocated) facilities for all guests to utilise.

Patrons must be advised to take advantage of their full hospitality timing by arriving on time for the start of the hospitality.  No guarantees will be given at supplying all food courses in a shortened delayed period of time prior to boarding.  There will be no delays to boarding times. 



The dress code for hospitality guests is as follows: 

  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Collared shirts and dress shorts are required
  • T-shirts, singlets, board shorts and jandals are not permitted
  • Dress for the weather - it is advisable to bring a weather proof jacket 
  • Be prepared for all weather – bring sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, sea sickness pills and outer layers for cover.

The following shoes are not allowed on board the boats: 

  • Stilettos or high heel shoes
  • Jandals or open-toed shoes
  • Dark soled shoes (white or light coloured soles only).



Please be advised dietary requirements can be accommodated, however, please make sure we are given seven days notice of you and your guest's allergies.



Please be aware that Experience Group takes host responsibility seriously.  Intoxicated guests, either in the hospitality marquee or on board the vessels, will not be tolerated and will be removed from the hospitality facilities.  Any costs involved in their removal could be passed onto the person who booked the package.



Please be aware that as a hospitality purchaser, this does not give you any rights or privileges to brand, market, promote and or associate in any way with the America's Cup brand or properties associated with the match or the event.

Make sure you are there to see all the action, first-hand.  See the races up close and personal with an official corporate hospitality package on offer below. 


For further enquiries for all your America's Cup hospitality needs contact:

North Island - Bryan Donnelly - bryand@experiencegroup.co.nz or 021 848 411

South Island - Mike Owens - mikeo@experiencegroup.co.nz or 021 689 142


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