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America’s Cup Match Racing Experience – Sydney

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Key Highlights

  • A unique chance to race on an America′s Cup yacht
  • The ultimate thrill for keen sailors and novices alike
  • Sheer excitement from start to finish
  • The race takes place in one of the world′s most spectacular harbours
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    3 hours

    Start time

    Check-in: 12:30pm to 12:45pm
    Departure: 1:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Please make your way to Wharf 9, King St Wharf, Darling Harbour. This is adjacent to Cargo Bar and just north of Sydney Aquarium.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Join an experienced crew and go match racing on a real America's Cup yacht! It’s the ultimate thrill for anyone who loves boats and sailing.

    Racing onboard multi-million dollar America’s Cup Class yachts is like Formula One on water! You will have the chance to crew on either Spirit (AUS21) or Kookaburra (AUS40) and be able to see how these magnificent sailing machines perform under pressure.

    Enjoy the strategizing and the team-work, the speed and the heart-pounding action. The contest takes place in the sensational surroundings of the world’s most beautiful harbour, but you may not have time to notice while the race is on!

    Novice or experienced sailor, you’ll be the envy of your friends when you tell them about this incomparable sailing adventure.


    For your America’s Cup Match Racing Experience in Sydney, you should make your way to Wharf 9, King St Wharf, Darling Harbour. The meeting place is just a boat length from Sydney Aquarium and close to some of Sydney's top restaurants, bars and hotels. Darling Park Monorail Stop is a stroll away from the wharf, and just across the water is the Australian National Maritime Museum.

    Novices as well as experienced sailors can take part in this thrilling adventure on the water.

    You should plan to arrive at the starting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure for check in. Feel the excitement build as you board a real America's Cup yacht – either Spirit (AUS21) or Kookaburra (AUS40); both are precision-built racing machines that deliver the greatest thrill a sailor can ever hope to enjoy. Join a seasoned crew to participate in Match Racing on one of these marvellous boats. Planning and strategizing will take place before you head out into the harbour to begin the race.

    Your adrenalin-pumping experience lasts about 3 hours. At the end you will be dropped back at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Transportation in an America’s Cup yacht
    • English-speaking skipper and crew
    • Wet weather gear if needed
    • Non-alcoholic beverages
    • A full safety briefing before departure


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator’s number on your voucher at least 48 hours in advance to confirm your departure time and location.

    No sailing experience necessary. Our crew of professional racers will guide you through the afternoon.

    Children between 10-17yrs must be accompanied by an adult. Life jackets will be provided.

    You will be required to sign a risk waiver before boarding.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

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