RNZYS Launch Kiwi Cup – an exciting and innovative new way to support yacht clubs, class associations and sailing teams across the country.

 In America's Cup, Emirates Team New Zeland, Member Interest

We’ve been working on an exciting project here at the Squadron launched on the18th April. 

We know fundraising is challenging for all clubs, especially so in the current climate. As a club, we wanted to create something that gives back to the wider sailing community across New Zealand and creates an opportunity for all clubs to fundraise. Thus, the Kiwi Cup Raffle was born!

Please take the time to read about this exciting fundraising opportunity. As an RNZYS member, you will be able to purchase tickets to support the RNZYS and go in the draw to a major prize- a trip for two to Barcelona to watch the 37th America’s Cup, including flights, 12 nights’ accommodation and several experiences valued at $35,690.

We encourage you to spread the word to your sailing community, fundraising is open to all sailing clubs, teams (including individuals and schools) and class associations. The more money that is raised for sailing in New Zealand, the more we all benefit. 

It’s exciting to see that tickets go on sale tomorrow 1st May and we already have 30+ clubs, teams and associations have signed up to fundraise. Click here to view registered groups. 

How it works 

The Kiwi Cup Raffle is a unique initiative designed to support yacht clubs across New Zealand, with the support of the RNZYS, Emirates Team New Zealand, Yachting New Zealand and Live Sail Die
The Kiwi Cup Raffle offers tickets for a $20 donation into an amazing prize pool worth over $40,000.  
$10 of every ticket sale will go to the nominated club, team or class association.  The other $10 goes to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron to pay for the cost of the prizes, running the raffle, promotion and marketing, licensing etc. Any surplus once our costs are covered will be used to support our youth activities, including our youth training weeks which attract and benefit sailors from throughout New Zealand. 

Raffle Details 

  • Club registration – open now Register your club, school or team – Kiwi Cup
  • Raffle opens 1st May 2024 and closes on the 24th July 
  • The raffle will be drawn on Monday 29th July 2024.
  • The main prize is a trip for two to Barcelona to watch the 37th America’s Cup, this package includes flights, 12 nights’ accommodation, several experiences and is valued at $35,690.
  • The second prize is ETNZ Merchandise to the value of $1,000
  • The third prize is RNZYS Merchandise to the value of $1,000
  • The book buyer prize (for those that buy 5 or more tickets in one transaction) is ETNZ Merchandise for the whole family to the value of $3,000
  • Tickets are $20 each 
  • There is a maximum of 10,000 tickets

With 10,000 tickets available for sale, there is the potential for clubs across New Zealand to raise up to $100,000, an amount that will make a big difference to many throughout New Zealand! Plus, if we can sell the first 10,000 tickets across the sailing community by mid-June, we have the option to run a second raffle, with the exact same prizes and details, and with the potential to raise an additional $100,000 for our fellow clubs. 

How to get involved

As a member of the RNZYS, from the 1st May you’re encouraged to purchase tickets and select us as your chosen club to support. We also encourage you to share this information with any other sailing clubs, team or class associations you’re involved with. 

Visit the websitewww.kiwicup.co.nz
For full terms and conditions click here.

Like and follow our Facebook page and Instagram and website that will be actively marketing and promoting this raffle in partnership with registered clubs, teams and class associations. We are very excited about this fundraising opportunity for the benefit of sailing across New Zealand. It’s a fantastic way to come together as a community to support each other in fundraising this year!

If you have questions or would like more information, please email the Kiwi Cup team – info@kiwicup.co.nz. Please also keep an eye out for emails coming from this address with more information.

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