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New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch

Event Information

Credit: Bob Martin for SailGP
How To Get To The Event

Ticket Holders

Bus

Bus! Yes, your New Zealand Sail Grand Prix ticket includes free shuttle-bus fare to and from Christchurch’s Central City Live Site to the event in Lyttelton. Access to Lyttelton by car will be severely restricted during the weekend, and event buses will be the fastest, most reliable and most sustainable way to get to and from the New Zealand Sail Grand Prix.

When taking the shuttle, you will be picked up from the city centre live site in front of Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre and transported right to the heart of the New Zealand Sail Grand Prix. Ticket-holders will be transported back to the live site after the racing each day. Additional details, including the exact street location of the pick-up/drop-off area and shuttle timetable hours and frequency of this shuttle will be shared in the coming months.

SailGP is racing for a better future and champions a world powered by nature. Event buses will help organisers not only reduce the overall event carbon footprint, but will also help to keep traffic disruptions in Lyttelton and around Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbour to a minimum. All ticketholders are strongly urged to take advantage of this service.

Limited Car Parking

There will be no public parking on site, except for a limited number of spaces available for purchase or reserved for those with accessibility requirements. If you require an accessible car park, you can flag these requirements directly with Ticketek when booking your tickets online.

Taxis

Information about taxis will be available soon.

Traffic Management Plan

SailGP has prepared a proposed traffic management plan to manage congestion, parking, safety, emergency access, resident access and transport options for ticket holders during the event weekend. For more information about the plan, see the Traffic Management Details page.

Planning On Being On The Water?

The Naval Point public boat ramp will be closed to the public for a brief period in the days before, during and after the New Zealand Sail Grand Prix. With most of the public boat ramp parking occupied by event operations, this closure is designed to help ensure health and safety and mitigate issues of congestion on a busy, working site.

While event organisers are developing a bring-your-own boat programme, it is important to note that ONLY the following groups should purchase this ticket:

  • Those with their boat already on the water
  • Those with the ability to launch their boat elsewhere (not at the Naval Point public ramp)

Further information about the bring-your-own boat offering, including how to purchase tickets, will be made available in the coming weeks at sailgp.com/newzealand.

Accessibility

If you require accessible seating/accessible vehicle access, you can flag these requirements directly with Ticketek when booking your tickets online.

Catch The Action Away From The Water

There will be a city centre live site for non-ticketholders to come together and watch the racing, featuring a large screen broadcasting the action and other programming. This site will be located in front of Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre between Oxford Terrace and Worcester Boulevard, near Cathedral Square. Keep an eye on this page for additional details about what will be available to help locals and visitors alike soak up the atmosphere on race days.

Races will be broadcast live on Sky Sport NZ and live and on-demand on YouTube.

Boat Ramp At Naval Point

The Naval Point public boat ramp will be closed to the public for a brief period in the days before, during and after the New Zealand Sail Grand Prix. With most of the public boat ramp parking occupied by event operations, this closure is designed to help ensure health and safety and mitigate issues of congestion on a busy, working site.

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