scoop.co.nz 17 Mar, 2021 19:15 am

Emirates Team New Zealand Sails Into History Books Winning 36th America’s Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand Sails Into History Books Winning 36th America’s Cup
Wednesday 17 March 2021 Crowds have turned out in force to watch Emirates Team New Zealand sail into the history books on Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour today, claiming victory over Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team to win the 36th America’s Cup presented ...

Wednesday 17 March 2021 Crowds have turned out in force to watch Emirates Team New Zealand sail into the history books on Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour today, claiming victory over Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team to win the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA.Tens of thousands of fans descended on the America’s Cup Race Village on Auckland’s waterfront today to see Emirates Team New Zealand claim victory in race 10, winning the Match by a final margin of 7-3 against a spirited Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team.Steve Armitage, Auckland Unlimited General Manager Destination, says: “We’re thrilled Emirates Team New Zealand has been successful in defending the 36th America’s Cup in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.“The culmination of the 36th America’s Cup has demonstrated how Auckland and New Zealand has successfully managed to host a major global sporting event involving large crowds of spectators during the global pandemic.

” Emirates Team New Zealand made its way back from the course followed by a large spectator fleet, greeting fans during an on-water procession around the America’s Cup Race Village - starting at North Wharf, going past Halsey Wharf and finishing at the team’s base.Along with formal presentations of medals and the Cup itself to the winning team at the America’s Cup Race Village, the Auckland Museum, Auckland Harbour Bridge and the SkyTower were lit up as a thank you to Aucklanders from the host city.

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