Volvo Ocean Race - Special Sailing


Volvo Ocean Race  

The Volvo Ocean Race Village has opened in Auckland as an official race stopover, and is home to the Volvo Ocean Race fleet for 23 days. Check out the display of the 65 Volvo Ocean boats on the dock, the team base, the Sailors Terrace and more. Plus, there'll be plenty of free activities, food stalls and live entertainment.

Stop in at the NZ Maritime Museum for free family activities including an interactive trail around the musuem. Explore our Blue Water Black Magic Gallery to see if you have what it takes for the challenges of ocean racing! Plus, get out on the Waitematā Harbour ton one of our heritage sailings on Ted Ashby.


Special Sailing - Sunday 18 March 

View the start of the Volvo Ocean Race from the water!

This is your chance to view the next leg of the race from the water on board our heritage vessel, Ted Ashby.

Sailing departs at 1:30pm, and returns at 3:00pm.

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Normal sailing prices apply.


  • Residents of the Auckland region can visit the Maritime Museum galleries for free if they provide proof of address on arrival
  • Children: 5-14 years old (4 years and under are free)
  • Family Pass = 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children

Our staff are passionate about making the Museum accessible for all people.
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Bookings essential. Please call (09) 373 0800 or email to reserve your place.