Experience data visualisations of forecasted wind speed, gusts and tides that help the team choose a course.

Course Selection predicts the likely course that race organisers might choose. You can see the factors that influence that choice.

The Waitematā harbour offers a variety of courses, so no matter where the wind comes from, racing can happen. Emirates Team New Zealand set up the
boat to maximise conditions, so it helps to know the harbour, the sea state, tides and how winds impact the course.

You’ll experience this map as a 12 hour forecast condensed into a three minute time lapse. It projects visualisations of forecasted wind speed, gusts and tides modelled by NIWA and shows how the team can decide which course to practise on each day. 

Weather data provided by NIWA

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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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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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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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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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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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