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18 - 19 March 2023

New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch

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Be Right In The Heart Of The Action

Ōtautahi, Christchurch is the host city for the inaugural New Zealand Sail Grand Prix, setting sail on Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbour 18 - 19 March 2023. Connected to New Zealand’s second largest city by tunnel and hill passes, Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbour is the southern edge of a great extinct volcano that created Banks Peninsula.

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Rāpaki hold guardianship over the harbour and have worked closely with SailGP to bring the event to life. The 10th event on the Season 3 calendar, the New Zealand Sail Grand Prix is the last event before the Season Grand Finale in San Francisco. 

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18 - 19 March 2023

Get Your Tickets

SailGP is the world’s most exciting racing on water. The global championship features national teams battling in two days of short, intense races at iconic venues across the globe. The high-tech, high-speed action features sailing’s best athletes racing in identical hydrofoiling F50 catamarans, flying at speeds of up to 100 km/h. Tickets go on sale 9am 4 October. Make sure you secure your tickets and be part of the action!

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Ticket Holders

How To Get To The Event

Access to the New Zealand Sail Grand Prix by private car will be extremely limited. All ticket holders are encouraged to make their way via shuttles included in the cost of your ticket price.

Event Access For Ticket Holders

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Traffic Management Details

Getting Around During The New Zealand Sail Grand Prix

SailGP in consultation with Christchurch City Council, ChristchurchNZ, local businesses and other stakeholders, has prepared a proposed traffic management plan that takes into account solutions to manage congestion, parking, safety, emergency access, resident access and transport options for ticket holders during the event weekend.

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Partnership & Sustainability

Additional Information

Find out additional information about our partnership With Te Hapū O Ngāti Wheke Rāpaki and sustainability projects.

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Legacy Outcomes

Marine Mammal Management

ChristchurchNZ and SailGP have a joint aspiration to create legacy outcomes for the Hector’s dolphins as a result of the event in Whakaraupō.

Marine Mammal Management

Sail GP Inspire Programme

Inspire Programme

Inspiring The Next Generation

Tickets may be sold out but there are still plenty of ways for Cantabrians to get involved when SailGP makes its New Zealand debut.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Want To Volunteer?

Come be part of the team behind the inaugural New Zealand Sail Grand Prix!

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Official Website


Read the latest news and updates about the global SailGP championship, including learning more about national teams, the F50 catamaran and Season 3 leaderboard.


Explore Ōtautahi Christchurch

Ōtautahi, Christchurch is New Zealand’s second-largest city, its newest and its most exciting. This urban hub at the heart of the scenic South Island is stacked with street art and long-standing visitor attractions, world-class hospitality and diverse accommodation. The rebuilt central city features state-of-the-art architecture alongside the country’s best heritage gems.

Explore Lyttelton

From quirky cafes, eclectic shops, the must-visit Saturday farmers’ market to historical gems at every turn, Lyttelton and the surrounding bays are definitely worth taking the time to explore. Here's some top picks for a great day out!

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