The Spark 5G Race Zone is a free, all ages showcase of the amazing tech that Emirates Team New Zealand use to make the boat go faster.

With seven immersive zones you can design and test your own AC75, see NIWA wind data like never before, race along with Emirates Team New Zealand or take an augmented reality (AR) selfie with the team.

 

Explore seven immersive zones

 

Meet the Team

Meet the team behind the scenes, get to know the crew and use Spark 5G to snap your own interactive augmented reality (AR) photo with the sailors or the America’s Cup.

 

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Course Selection


Knowing every part of the Waitemata gives Emirates Team New Zealand an edge. This high-res weather model visualises today’s data. By analysing NIWA weather and tide data, they can predict the course to make the most of the conditions.

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Te Aihe


Get onboard an immersive insider experience as Te Aihe takes flight during a development day. Join the crew as they test the limits, collecting data with Spark 5G, looking for more ways to make the boat go faster.

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5G Portal


Connect to multiple data streams and experience the speed of 5G. You can explore to see what's trending in the America's Cup feed, or pose for a photo and become part of the Emirates Team New Zealand support team.

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Wind Tunnel


Experience wind, visualised like you’ve never seen before. 5G will open up all new ways to collect and visualise essential data. Emirates Team New Zealand use NIWA data to use nature to their advantage.

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Boat Builder


Create your own high performance AC75 and put your design skills to the test. Get immersed in this exciting 5G streamed gaming environment. Brought to you by Huawei.

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AC75 Simulator


Take the helm of Emirates Team New Zealand’s high-tech secret weapon. It uses Spark 5G to collect data on the water to help them push boat design to its limit. Powered by HP.

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Helpful information

This is a free 60-minute experience. It showcases how Spark 5G and Emirates Team New Zealand work together to put the team at the leading edge of technology and sailing.

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Win a day on the water

Prada Cup Experience


Every Spark customer who enters online will go in the draw to win a once in a lifetime experience. Score four tickets aboard the hospitality boat and celebrate in style for the Prada Cup in January 2021.

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America’s Cup Experience


Every Spark customer who goes through Race Zone will be in to win a day out in style, supporting our Emirates Team New Zealand as they defend the 36th America’s Cup. Prize includes hospitality for four.

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Launch & Announcement


8th March

Applications open


15th March to 28th June

Finalists Announced


27th July

Judging Starts


26th August

Winners Announced


4th September

Funding and the 5G Co-Lab testing


September to October

Winners fly to New York


October