Action wherever you look

The ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix is coming to Ōtautahi, Christchurch - a two-day spectacle of exhilarating races, intense rivalries and action-packed entertainment on the spectacular Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbour, 18-19 March 2023.

Experience this new format of live action sailing for the first time in New Zealand as the best sailors in the world battle it out in identical hydrofoiling catamarans. Nine teams flying high, with plenty of thrills, spills and boat-on-boat action.

Hosted in New Zealand’s most modern city, Christchurch, the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix is designed for action on the water, on land and in the community.

Experience the action - tickets & hospitality

Super Fan Pass

For the first time a limited number of multi-city SailGP VIP packages have been created to provide enthusiasts and adrenaline seekers the opportunity to experience two spectacular events in Sydney (18-19 February) and Christchurch (18-19 March).

Bring Your Own Boat Premium Pass

Experience the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch, right in the heart of the action with a bring-your-own-boat premium pass - your exclusive ticket to watch the racing up close and personal, metres from the course.

With categories for recreational boats of all sizes, bring-your-own-boat premium holders will be issued with a flag securing them access within the designated SailGP exclusion zone on Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbour, as shown in the map below. All others will be held outside the exclusion zone.

Read before purchasing - important public info →

New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch // Racecourse Map
  • Exclusive access to both days of racing (18-19 March 2023)
  • Preferred positioning inside the exclusion zone, directly next to a turning mark
  • Souvenir flag to fly on your boat, delivered to your home address
  • Live race commentary over VHF
  • We’ll offset your carbon footprint for each race day

Fan Village

On the edge of the shore, along the final stretch of the racecourse, the Fan Village is the place to experience the racing action and enjoy a range of offerings from some of Christchurch’s best-known restaurants. Grandstand seating will get you up close and personal with nine catamarans hurtling past at thrilling speeds while you enjoy exciting entertainment and activations on site.

  • $75 per person
  • Inclusive of return transfers to the CBD

Platinum Lawn

Soak up the action with a drink in hand on the exclusive Platinum Lawn, enjoying access to a prime viewing position and drinks and nibbles from an iconic pop-up restaurant. The party zone within the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix, the Platinum Lawn offers an unmatched atmosphere with opportunities to rub shoulders with the stars and stay on for the after-party with DJ sets and live entertainment with other premium guests.

  • $169 per person
  • Inclusive of drinks & nibbles and return transfers to the CBD
  • SOLD OUT due to significant pre-sale demand

Shoreline Villas

The only private hospitality offering within the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix, enjoy an exclusive villa right on the water’s edge for an action-packed experience with a five-hour premier food and beverage package tailor-made by a celebrity chef. From a private marquee with a covered balcony, you’ll enjoy uninterrupted viewing from the shore just metres from the action

  • Extremely limited with spaces available for ten brands only
  • View our hospitality brochure
  • SOLD OUT. Send us an enquiry below to hear about future hospitality options, including at future New Zealand Sail Grand Prix events

Adrenaline Yachts

SailGP has partnered with leading marine services agency BWA Yachting to manage and deliver SailGP Adrenaline Yachts – a premium superyacht experience taking place at each of the eleven Sail Grand Prix events in Season 3. The program offers an unprecedented experience and is designed for owners who want to witness the most exciting racing on-water from the comfort of their own yacht.