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America’s Cup coming to town

This page contains information about the America’s Cup Auld Mug that will be on display at the Whangarei Cruising Club on 7 October.
Updated: 4/10/2017 12:00 a.m.

​Whangarei is set to show-off the America’s Cup Auld Mug at the Whangarei Cruising Club on Saturday 7 October.

Whangarei Cruising Club Commodore, Joan Livingstone said that she was one of the millions who watched Team NZ win the America’s Cup early on 27 June this year. 

“Now we are delighted to be able to host a visit for the folks of Whangarei and district," she said. 

The cup has travelled back from Bermuda then to Auckland, Christchurch and is completing a short trip around Northland with its final stop at the Whangarei (Cruising Club at Kissing Point on Riverside Drive). Joan said that all the club members were excited to be able to share the Auld Mug with the people of Whangarei. 

Whangarei Cruising Club members, Young Mariners, Sea Scouts, the Sail Northland Charitable Trust and Whangarei Volunteer Coastguard members will all be available to talk about the activities they run for young people and adults in Whangarei.

Whangarei Mayor Sheryl Mai said she hoped people will take the opportunity to see the mug and find out more about sailing.

“It may even inspire a future Peter Burling or Blair Tuke to join the sailing club and go on to an America’s Cup win in years to come,” she said.

The Whangarei Cruising Club will be open from 5-7pm on Saturday 7 October for anyone to come along and have a look, take a photo and find out more about club membership.



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