SailGP is pleased to confirm that the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix will return to Christchurch for its fourth season – on the same dates, 23 and 24 March 2024. Tickets go on sale on Thursday 14 December (100 days of the event) at 10am NZT via Ticketek NZ .
Sir Russell Coates, CEO of SailGP, welcomed the news, saying: “After extensive consultation with our partners, we are pleased to confirm that the ITM New Zealand Sailing Grand Prix will once again be held at the stunning Whakaraupō, in Lyttelton Harbour.
“Christchurch has proven to be one of our best events to date – with great racing, thousands of fans and stunning scenery in the natural amphitheater. It is an ideal setting for the stadium-style and harbor-style racing that SailGP is known for around the world, and we are looking forward to Bringing more fans closer to the action with additional stands planned for next year’s event.
ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | The City of Christchurch will transform Naval Point into a dynamic racing stadium hosting approximately 22,000 spectators over the weekend.
The Season 4 event will see the return of iconic fan experiences, including an expanded race course, grandstand seating area and the exclusive Platinum Turf. For the first time in Christchurch, fans will also be able to purchase behind-the-scenes tours of the SailGP team bases and technical areas.
For companies seeking world-class hospitality, the private coastal villas will provide a unique opportunity to entertain clients, partners and friends at the summer event. Hospitality villas are available on request only – interested businesses can register to find out more at SailGP.com/NewZealandHospitality.
With limited availability for all experiences, fans are advised to book early to avoid missing out. Tickets for the inaugural ITM Sail New Zealand Grand Prix in Christchurch sold out within hours, and organizers are anticipating similar demand for season four, especially with the festive season approaching.
ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch is organized in partnership with host partners ChristchurchNZ and New Zealand Major Events, title partner ITM, event partners Alvarium, Rodd &; Gunn and Heineken.
Christchurch Mayor Phil Mauger said: “It is great to welcome SailGP back to the city in 2024 for this additional season. This proves that Christchurch is increasingly viewed as the sports and events capital of New Zealand. This year’s event was fantastic, and it’s great that Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbor can be seen around the world in all its glory.
“I’m sure people will support this event again. I’d really like to thank Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Rāpaki, SailGP and ChristchurchNZ for making this happen – this partnership is the reason why SailGP will return in 2024.”
“The inaugural ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix held at Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbor earlier this year provided spectators with some amazing racing, and we look forward to seeing Christchurch build on this success,” said Kylie Hooker-Green, New Zealand Grand Events Director. In 2024.” “.
Sarah Johnson, CEO of ITM, said: “ITM is excited to return to Christchurch in 2024 for this amazing event. Lyttelton has proven to be the ideal arena for this style of racing, allowing participants to be as close to the action as possible. We look forward to seeing even more fans in 2024.”
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