Jump on board Te Waka and share the fun at an America’s Cup FanZone!
The America’s Cup races start on 6 March 2021 and will take place until the first team wins nine races. The Far North District was asked if we wanted to host an official America’s Cup FanZones in March 2021. We thought this was a great opportunity for communities to get behind Emirates Team New Zealand!
Eight communities and organisations applied to host official FanZones and we are pleased to announce that all applications were successful.
Racing is estimated to take place between 4pm and 6pm each race day, and the first 10 races (2 per day) will take place on Wednesday 10 March, Friday 12 March, Saturday 13 March, Sunday 14 March and Monday 15 March 2021.
The FanZones (which are free to attend) will be hosted by:
- Mangonui Cruising Club on Silver Egg Road, Mangonui - open from 1530 each race-day, (closed on Saturday 13 March for a private function) - keep up-to-date on their Facebook page
- Waipapa Business Association (co-hosted by Waipapa Lions Club), at the Pioneer Tavern
- The Turner Centre, Kerikeri
- The Bay of Islands Swordfish Club, Paihia(PDF, 202KB)
- Opua Cruising Club
- The Duke Tavern, Russell
- Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka Island
- The Towai/Maromaku Residents and Ratepayers Association(PDF, 241KB) (March 13 and 14 ONLY)
Come to the quirkiest America's Cup Fanzone EVER. The land locked Towai Hall, 32 Towai Rd, Northland, is hosting a FREE 36th America's Cup experience. Lots of country yacht racing using scale models and electric fence reels. Grind your way to lots of prizes. Balloon yachting and paper boats are also feature races. A large viewing screen will be in the Hall. Hangi available both days, $10 packs, you can pre order on 021 143 1169. On Saturday March 13, 2.30 pm onwards, you can also bring your own meat pack and picnic gear. A BBQ trailer provided. A Country Western band, Annette and Kim, play 7 to 10 pm Saturday night with a licenced bar onsite. Sunday 14 March is the Towai Makers Market, at the Towai Hall, combined with the America's Cup. Come along and meet the Maker, the Baker and the Coffin Maker, 2 to 6 pm. For more details see the Towai Makers Market facebook page or mob 022 467 1881.
Official FanZones are recognised by America’s Cup Events and sponsors may attend in a promotional capacity – they could also be visited by news crews, keen to see how even those in more remote areas of New Zealand are sharing in the excitement of the America’s Cup.
Keep an eye on this page for updates as we share what our official FanZones have planned for the races!