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18 - 19 March 2023

ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch

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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Ticket Holders

How To Get To The Event

Access to the ITM 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


Traffic Management Details

Getting Around During The ITM 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

Long-Term Benefits

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

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Sail GP Kiwi Team

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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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.


Lyttelton Marina

Boat owners

Watching From The Water

Watching the racing from the water during the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch is an incredible opportunity for boat owners, however there are important restrictions in place for all on water use during the weekend

Watching From The Water

SailGP New Zealand Team Racing

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.

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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!

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.

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