Americas Cup

Your majesty, there is no second.

the response given by the royal correspondence to Queen Victoria when she asked “Who came second?”

Charter a yacht to watch the 2021 Americas Cup unfold in New Zealand!



On the 20th August 1851, sahiling history was made and The Americas Cup was born.  A group of New York businessmen set sail, crossing the Atlantic Ocean to compete in the Hundred Guinea Cup on the British Isle of Wight. In an old schooner, the New York businessmen claimed victory of the Hundred Guinea Cup and subsequently renamed this as the notorious ‘Americas Cup’.

San Francisco, California, USA – August 21, 2013: 5th race between New Zealand & Luna Rossa for Louis Vuitton Cup in San Francisco Bay

When the race began, Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert were sat watching the race unfold. The emergence of an American yacht was seen as a race between the New and Old western world and attracted nationwide attraction.

The Needles, United Kingdom.

America comes to England

The American schooner made its way around some of the toughest sailing conditions in the world. The Needles on the Isle of Wight is incredibly tidal and often profits from very strong winds. This race was not just a standard yacht race, it was a test which would define the beginning of the new Western age.

Americas Cup

The Americas Cup, stayed in the hands of American sailors the following 100 years and 24 Americas Cup races before it was eventually taken in 1983 by the Australian racing team.

Naples, Campania, Italy – April 06, 2012: The Team Oracle during workouts America’s Cup World Series AC45

“Your majesty, there is no second”

When Queen Victoria asked who was in second place her royal correspondence replied ‘ Your majesty, there is no second’, defining yacht racing history and making the Americas Cup no longer just a sailing competition. This is a fierce and forceful worldwide competition that can make or break international relations. Known as a ‘perpetual challenge cup for competition between nations’ it is not a regatta to be missed out on.

Americas Cup 2021 – Save the date!

The 36th Americas Cup event held in 2021 taking place in New Zealand. Teams are already practicing on the shores of Auckland, (New Zealand) to show their presence and determination to win the legendary trophy. The boats are sleeker, the teams are faster and the crowds will be larger than ever. The stakes are high for the 2021 world cup. The US sailing team have already confirmed their commitment to the cup, making the regatta come into play from an early stage. The 35th Americas Cup, presented by Louis Vuitton in Bermuda saw both precision and performance however New Zealand is set to offer more than this!

Karaka Beach, Auckland, New Zealand

Dates are from the 6th to the 21st March 2021 and boats are already booking up to watch the spectacle!

Charter a yacht to watch the action, follow the race and be a part of the action for the day! Get in touch with our regatta expert, Alice, for more information!

Chartering a Yacht in New Zealand.

BlueNew Zealand is one of the most renowned sailing locations in the world. From a base in Auckland, you can explore the dramatic green islands and deserted coves that this area is so famous for.

New Zealanders have called their homeland ‘Godzone’ for more than 100 years and this just epitomizes the rugged, intoxicating beauty on offer. There is no better way to explore this magical country than by yacht. The yacht charterSunset season is all year round, though the summer months from September to April are often preferred.

Some of the yachting highlights in New Zealand include Auckland & Hauraki, with Rangitoto Island that is home to New Zealand`s youngest volcano, Waiheke Island possessing gorgeous golden beaches and the beautiful Great Barrier Island not far away.

Further north, the Bay of Islands is one of the most popular yachting destinations in New Zealand and for good reason! It’s uninhabited islands, breathtaking scenery and sub tropical climate makes Bay of Islands a fantastic destination. The Bay of Islands maritime park is itself comprised of 144 islands and possesses an abundance of sea life and natural harbors – perfect for the intrepid sailor!

Marlborough Sounds is another wonderful place to charter a yacht with over 4000km² of sounds, islands, peninsulas and sea-drowned valleys that make it a true delight to explore – especially as it is very difficult to access many of the small towns by anything but boat!HIGH ASPECT

You will also meet some of the friendliest people in the world, who will be interested to meet you and host you in their beautiful country. With more boats per capita than any other country, sailing is in their blood!

Why not look to rent HIGH ASPECT – a 22 meter mono hulled sailing yacht that accommodates up to eight guests in 4 luxurious cabins? She will be sure to take you on a dream charter on your tour of New Zealand’s stunning coast.

At,we organize charters all around the world with our highly qualified team that has intimate knowledge of the destinations and yachts that are available. We leave no stone unturned in matching not just the yacht and the destination to your requirements but also the crew, itineraries and all other subtle aspects that comes together to create a charter of a life time!

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