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.

This America’s Cup is fought in a virtual world as much as the real, with boats designed in a whole new way. It’s all about data.

Then it’s time for real world testing. You’re about to jump on board Te Aihe for an immersive sensory experience. Feel what it’s like to fly across the Waitematā on a high-speed test run, pushing the limits and looking for more ways to make the boat go faster.

In this experience, you’ll see what it’s like to be at the front of the action. Experience this three minute video taken on the Te Aihe sailboat as it ripples across the waves. Turn around and catch sight of the chase boat or even the Sky Tower or Rangitoto Island!

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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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


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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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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Book your spot

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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