Sail GP

The New Zealand Sail Grand Prix is coming to Lyttelton for a two-day spectacle of exhilarating races, intense rivalries and action-packed entertainment.

Watch huge 2 tonne hydrofoiling catamarans fly weightless across the water at electrifying speeds; 15 meters long yet vying for glory that comes down to inches at the finish.

Witness the thrills, spills, daring manoeuvres and near misses as the boats push their limits racing through Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbour.

SailGP is high-speed, high-tech and high drama all set against a party atmosphere and experienced up close – so close you can almost feel the spray on your face.

From nine teams over 11 events there can be only one winner. And the stakes have never been higher. The New Zealand Sail Grand Prix is the last event before the grand finale in San Francisco. Watch the athletes lay it all on the line and be there to cheer on Kiwis Peter Burling, Blair Tuke and the New Zealand SailGP Team.

When and where
March 18-19, from 3pm each day.

The New Zealand Sail Grand Prix will be raced in the spectacular Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbour, on the side of an ancient volcano under the guardianship of Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Rāpaki.


Traffic Management
Please visit ChristchurchNZ's page for details on the traffic management plan in and around Lyttelton.

How to get to the event?
For more details on access, please visit this page.

Marine Mammal Management
Wondering how SailGP will look after the environment they race in? Details on their Marine Mammal Management plan can be found here