Create your own high performance AC75 and put your design skills to the test, in a 5G streamed gaming experience that lets you play with the future of gaming.  

Designing an AC75 is a careful balance of stability and speed. Boat Builder is your chance to see if you can master the art.

This game was built with the help of Dan Bernasconi, the lead designer for Emirates Team New Zealand, with the use of mathematical algorithms. It contains thousands of potential combinations of boat designs.

Put your boat to the test as you each create your own high performance AC75 sailboat. In  this game you'll each use a tablet to choose the hull, keel, sail, foil and paint job.

As you make these decisions, think about how these will help or hinder the boat as it sails for the conditions shown. Once you're ready, beam it to the big screen and for your group to see! Will you get the best score?

In partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand

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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 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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Wind Tunnel


Step into a slice of today’s wind visualised like you’ve never seen before. Emirates Team New Zealand study masses of NIWA data from across the region to understand the differing wind states and use nature to their advantage.

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5G Portal


Connect to multiple data streams and experience the speed of 5G. Explore what's trending or pose for a photo and become part of the Emirates Team New Zealand support team.

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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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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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Spark 5G Race Zone is a free 60 minute experience. It's open to the public but you must book ahead.

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