23 Nov 2023

Lyttelton could be in line for SailGP after Auckland denied hosting rights

From Midday Report, 12:49 pm on 23 November 2023

Could Lyttleton be in the running to host the 2024 SailGP yacht racing event once more?

SailGP organisers have decided not to stage the event in Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, as it couldn't lock in Wynyard Point as a vantage point for spectators.

Christchurch City councillor for Lyttelton - Tyrone Fields - says his port town is the perfect amphitheatre for sailing and yachting events.

Fields spoke to Charlotte Cook.