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Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is famous for its stunning harbours and sailing culture. It is, without a doubt, a world-class racing and regatta destination.
The downtown competition venue offers quick and easy access to a vibrant city with a celebrated culinary scene, fantastic shopping, and dynamic arts and culture. As well as big city sophistication, Auckland also offers an incredible natural setting; beautiful beaches, volcanic cones, island getaways and expansive parks are never too far away.
Home to sailing champions and the highly anticipated 2021 Americas Cup, Aucklanders and New Zealander’s alike are proud of their sailing heritage. Here, the Championship will enjoy huge support from the public.
Auckland is looking forward to welcoming all athletes, teams and supporters of the 49er, 49er FX and Nacra 17 World Championships.
We are pleased to let you know we have an app available for all competitors and supporters coming to Auckland to compete and for those following the regatta back home.
Please download for free from the app store, 49er FX Nacra
This will be continually updated as we have new information about the regatta.
The regatta app will be our main communication tool with the sailors at the event so be sure to read and take notice of any push notifications.
Entry is a 2 step process.
Updated Sept 12, 2019 with updated meeting times, and corrected Sept 29 cut off date for early entry fee.Open file
Oceanbridge Shipping are the logistics experts when it comes to major yachting events in New Zealand. Having been in business for more than 37 years they have helped tens of thousands of competitors with all the logistics that goes with competing in regattas around the world.
From the 2016 youth sailing world championships and 2019 Tornado world championships in Auckland to the 2011 Optimist world championships in Napier, they have taken care of shipping for both competitors and regatta organisers. They are the main sponsors of the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta, which is this country’s premier Olympic and youth classes event, and also a major sponsor and supporter of Yachting New Zealand and other sporting events.
Oceanbridge will have a dedicated team to assist sailors competing in this year’s 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Auckland and can assist with international shipping, customs clearance, border security and trucking. Oceanbridge will have staff on the ground at the event to supervise unpacking and packing and will also handle general queries about shipping to make life easy for visiting sailors and teams. If you wish to ship your boats onward to Melbourne for the next regatta, or return home, they can help with it all.
Their dedicated Marine Team are passionate about boats, international sailors and shipping and best contact is:
Nigel | firstname.lastname@example.org | +64 9 489 6070 (bus.) | +64 21 909 703
There is a range of accommodation close to the venue to suit all tastes and budgets. Popular choices are university summer accommodation, Air BnB and hotels or motels. Auckland city centre has approximately 11,125 accommodation rooms available from 5-star international hotels to budget-friendly lodges. There are a number of apartments available to rent and Auckland city centre has more than 2000 motel rooms.
We highly recommend considering university summer accommodation at AUT which should be available from approximately November 20. See Wellesley Apartments. Use the event code 49erNacra when booking online. These 5-bedroom apartments are available for approx. NZ$51 (or 30 Euro) per night per bedroom . The rate will include the following:
Group Bookings should enquire via: email@example.com quoting the event code 49erNacra also to receive the appropriate rate.
Summer Stays is a public service provided by the University of Auckland offering large scale, cost effective accommodation in the heart of Auckland over the New Zealand summer. Vacated student king-single rooms with shared bathrooms are available to 49er attendees. Special rate of $70 per night (or approx. 40 Euro) including breakfast with a minimum of 7 nights stay and full payment at the time of booking is required. Use the booking code, 49ER19.
Bookings should be sent through to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 09 923 5678
If you want to rent a house Brendan at Goodwins is the best to contact, as he has many houses for Americas Cup of which some are available during the Worlds.
For any other assistance with accommodation, please contact regatta secretary Jude Eades (Auck49erNacraWorlds@gmail.com).
For early enquiries please contact: Jude Eades – Regatta Secretary Auck49erNacraWorlds@gmail.com