Members of the public have the opportunity to stand at the helm where Sir Peter Blake did on both Steinlager 2 and Lion New Zealand on a series of upcoming sailing journeys.
The NZ Sailing Trust, who operate the two boats, have developed all-inclusive sailing experiences from Auckland, including one that will take in the start of this month's PIC Coastal Classic.
The three-day Nautical Fusion Adventure journey departs on the morning of Friday October 23, 2020 and will head to Devonport to watch the start of this year's Coastal Classic. Steinlager 2 will then to sail on to experience other treasured islands around the Hauraki Gulf, returning on Sunday, October 25.
The NZ Sailing Trust also operate their our Hauraki Gulf Paradise overnight experience (2 day, 1 night), with proceeds from each experience contributing to young Kiwis participating in their youth development programmes.
They can also take bookings for full boat charters for the America’s Cup Series, Prada Cup challenger series and the America’s Cup on board either Lion New Zealand or Steinlager 2.
Blake skippered both boats during his Whitbread Round the World campaigns, and won all six legs on Steinlager 2 in the 1989-90 edition.
See here for more information and other available dates.