Auckland is lucky enough to host the pinnacle sailing event that is the 2019 Hyundai World Championships in Orakei this weekend! Here’s the key information you need to know:
December 6-7 (from 11am): Final series racing
December 8: Medal races, prize giving & after party
Best way to follow the action is by downloading Sideline app: www.sidelineapp.com
Live regatta TV coverage will appear on Sky Sport 9
Sunday’s prize giving and closing ceremony at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Orakei — timing depending on the regatta.
Click here to locate Royal Akarana YC on Googlemaps.
The after party will be held on Sunday evening at COOPS, Viaduct Harbour. The event is open to all sailors, supporters and members of the public.
Click here to locate COOPS on Googlemaps.
As many as 206 teams (412 sailors) from 41 countries are competing across the three classes at the world championships, including America’s Cup winners, world champions and Olympic gold medallists. In total, there are 14 Olympic champions: Peter Burling (NZL), Blair Tuke (NZL), Santiago Lange (ARG), Cecilia Carranza Saroli (ARG), Martine Grael (BRA), Kahena Kunze( BRA), Sime Fantela (CRO), Nathan Outteridge (AUS), Tamara Echegoyen (ESP), Iker Martinez (ESP), Tessa Parkinson (AUS), Anna Tobias (USA), Jonas Warrer (DEN) and Sophia Bekkatorou (GRE).
Imagery supplied via Sailing Energy