Ahoy there! Welcome
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARKING
Surrounding roads to the Viaduct have no parking, road cones are up so no stopping allowed. Some roads even are closed so being prepared in advance is key. However, we are setting away much earlier than other vessels so it will be relatively quiet when you look for parking. Allow a ten minute walk from a downtown car-park to our meeting point.
Carparking – We suggest you park at Downtown Carpark, Customs Street https://at.govt.nz/driving-parking/parking-in-auckland/downtown-car-park/ and public transport options https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/events/36th-americas-cup/americas-cup-race-village/
9.00 am – Please ensure you arrive promptly for your experience day to 220 Quay Street, Auckland and this is indicated on the image here and is the Explore Kiosk just inside the America’s Cup village. If we remain in ALERT LEVEL 2, then please note the America’s Cup village will be closed but you will still be able to access out meeting point at the Explore Kiosk just inside the boundary. Don’t forget to scan the COVID tracer app as you enter the village. You will be greeted there by one of our friendly crew and walked as a group to the vessel ready for a welcome breakfast bacon roll and tea / coffee.
9.30 am – You will be asked to sanitise hands as you board the vessel and meet your crew. Tea / Coffee / Hot Chocolate or iced water will be available along with an freshly baked artisan bacon rolls as you are provided with a safety briefing. We do ask you to be mindful of socially distancing. Now although this will be harder onboard a vessel meant for a team, it should be just noted that if you can avoid shaking hands, maybe an elbow bump and washing hands throughout the day or santising with our hand-wipes etc would be good practice at helping to keep everyone safe. For those who wish to wear a face covering, please be welcome to do so. Once we depart the viaduct, the breeze will make for a fresher environment.
We anticipate motoring out of the viaduct from 10am. A good time to settle in and take some pictures as we wave to the bystanders who will be a little envious!
PLEASE AT THIS STAGE TAKE TIME TO SLATHER SUN-CREAM ON IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO PRIOR TO BOARDING AS YOU WILL BURN BADLY REGARDLESS IF THE SUN IS SHINING OR BEHIND A CLOUD. HATS AND SUNGLASSES ARE A MUST, BUT ALSO NEED TO BE SECURE WHEN WE ARE UNDER SAIL.
Everyone will be provided with 2 large bottles of water that is very environmentally friendly and we can also refill with clean filtered water. Please do not bring plastic bottles on board as we have provided well for your every need throughout the day and we want to look after our precious environment.
ALCOHOLIC DRINKS will be dispensed throughout the day at certain times. However, please note for everyone’s safety, there is no open bar but rather we will choose certain times to serve alcohol for your enjoyment but also to be responsible hosts. There are many soft drink options also and again we will have certain times that drinks can be safely taken as you move around the deck.
PLEASE NOTE THAT LION NZ WILL BE YOUR VESSEL ON SATURDAY 13TH MARCH AND STEINLAGER 2 OUR HOME FOR SUNDAY 14TH MARCH.
There is little more tell about throughout the day as it unfolds other than for you to simply enjoy. We have prepared a stunning menu and you will have plenty of delicious, healthy, nutritious food throughout the day. Once we have a sail, Larry and the skipper will decide the best place to put down anchor and you are welcome to take a dip and swim as we enjoy a lazy lunch as we await the decision on where they put down the course. then we will swiftly make out way to where we know the race will take place. Enjoy your hosts who are there for you throughout the day. Jason and I will ensure you have everything you need to eat and drink.
I would suggest that once racing has finished, you may need to anticipate an 8pm return to berth but we may indeed be earlier.
Do bring a warm layer such as a jumper that can be tucked into as bag that we can put into a berth in the galley and a light rain jacket could be a great idea if a shower occurs.
If you do want to have a swim, please do bring a towel and note there are no showers onboard.
Wear comfortable and non slip enclosed shoes.
Please email Sharon on firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the commencement or email@example.com BUT PLEASE NOTE THAT ON SATURDAY 13TH AND SUNDAY 14TH Sharon and team will only be contactable via text or ir urgent via a call to our mobiles.
We are so excited to meet you!