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The Kiwi Cup: Time running out to win; two exciting new initiatives announced!

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Time is running out to win a trip for you and a partner to the 37th America's Cup in Barcelona - and support the sailing community in the process.

There are only 14 days left to purchase your tickets in the Kiwi Cup Raffle, an exciting new initiative designed to raise funds for yacht clubs, class associations, and sailing teams. 

Led by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, the Kiwi Cup is supported by Emirates Team New Zealand, Yachting New Zealand, and Live Sail Die, with participants getting the opportunity to win substantial prizes from a prize pool exceeding $40,000.

Raffle tickets are priced at $20 each and will be available until July 24. The raffle draw will take place on July 29, 2024, with prizes ranging from Emirates Team New Zealand and RNZYS merchandise to a trip for two to Barcelona to witness the defence of the Auld Mug - including flights, accommodation, and more.

Participants can select a cause to support, with $10 from each ticket sale directly benefiting the nominated club, class association, or team. The remaining proceeds will be allocated towards raffle operational costs and the RNZYS youth training programme.

Over 4000 tickets have already been sold, with donated funds designated for various causes.

Get your ticket today by clicking here.

Meanwhile, the RNZYS, with generous support from Toyota, are also announcing two further initiatives - the Kiwi Cup Regatta and the Kiwi Cup Tour.

Expressions of interest to compete in the Kiwi Cup Regatta are now open for teams of sailors aged 14-18 years. Ten lucky teams from across New Zealand will be chosen to spend the week at the RNZYS training and racing in the Emirates Team New Zealand Elliott 7 yachts.

Click here for more information.

The Toyota Kiwi Cup Tour will see the America’s Cup visiting communities throughout New Zealand, from the Far North to the Deep South, from September 2-15. Kiwis across the country will have the opportunity to see sailing's most coveted trophy up close before the battle of Barcelona in October.

For more information on the tour, click here.