Be Right In The Heart Of The Action
Ōtautahi, Christchurch is the host city for the inaugural ITM 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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How To Get To The Event
Traffic Management Details
Getting Around During The ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix
Partnership & Sustainability
How To Watch Without A Ticket
Marine Mammal Management
Inspiring The Next Generation
Watching From The Water
Frequently Asked Questions
To help answer any questions ahead of the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch, we have collated an in-depth question and answer document. This is an extensive list that covers everything from background information about SailGP to Event Management, Traffic Management and Marine Mammal Management.
To view, simply download the PDF and use the table of contents to find your question. Once you have found the relevant question, click on it and the link will send you to the correct answer.
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!
Make The Most Of Christchurch
So, you’re in Ōtautahi, Christchurch and have a day up your sleeve? Or maybe a free morning or afternoon? With a little planning, you can fit so much into a half or full day in this vibrant, exciting city. For couples, a group of friends, or a family, be inspired by these itineraries with ideas for wining and dining, adventure and of course relaxation.
SailGP A Vessel For Cultural PartnershipsWhen the expected local and global broadcast audience of more than 50 million people tune in to watch the ITM New Zealand SailGP Grand Prix …
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SailGP And Ngāti Wheke Help Heal The Land To Help Heal The WaterThe first SailGP Purpose Project will help restore a wetland at Rāpaki.
Marine Mammal Management Plan For The ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix ReleasedSetting a new benchmark and a blueprint for future sailing events.
Local Community Gears-Up For the New Zealand Sail Grand Prix, ChristchurchAround 200 residents at a Lyttelton community forum last night got a glimpse of what to expect when SailGP comes to Christchurch.
2023 New Zealand Sail Grand Prix Dates And Race Course ConfirmedSailGP has today confirmed the highly-anticipated New Zealand Sail Grand Prix in Christchurch will take place on March 18-19, 2023.
SailGP Makes Long-Term Commitment To Racing In New ZealandNew Zealand features in first eight cities unveiled in an expanded SailGP Season 3.
Two Seasons Of SailGP Coming To ChristchurchSailGP will bring its brand of adrenaline-filled racing to Christchurch’s Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour for two events over the next four yea…
SailGP Has Cancelled The New Zealand Sail Grand Prix Christchurch EventDue to the global COVID-19 pandemic, SailGP has confirmed the cancellation of the New Zealand Sail Grand Prix Christchurch event.