Renewing the Fervour
Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour will fill with spectator boats early next year when six America’s Cup teams take to the water in a match racing series. Called the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, competitors will race on courses in Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup Class yachts NZL84 and NZL92. Managing director Grant Dalton said he hoped the series would rekindle support for yacht racing. “We know the public have had enough of the legal stuff … [but] I still believe there is a lot of latent support out there,” he said. Teams have until October 30 to enter the series.