15 Dec 2020

Hundreds gather for America's Cup regatta opening

From Checkpoint, 5:27 pm on 15 December 2020

After a long and at times uncertain lead-up, the America's Cup regatta starts this week with four teams competing for their chance to race for sailing's most coveted trophy.

Today, teams and their families gathered at Auckland's Viaduct Harbour for a dawn ceremony followed by the official opening of the race village.

Three challenger teams are taking part as well as defender Team New Zealand, with racing due to begin on Thursday.

Amy Williams and camera operator Dan Cook were there for the ceremony.