Best places to watch the America's Cup finals series

Milford Beach is one of the suggested viewing spots for the America's Cup.
Milford Beach is one of the suggested viewing spots for the America's Cup. Photo credit: Google Maps

America's Cup organisers will be hoping thousands of New Zealanders turn out this weekend for the first weekend of level 1 sailing. 

However, those leaving the office early on Friday could be disappointed, with Regatta Director Iain Muarry advising light winds could put a stop to racing.

Organiser's have selected course E for races three and four, with Maraetai Beach or Musick Point the ideal viewing spot for those unable to get out on the water. 

Fans will be hoping to see course's B and C back in action, with COVID-19 restrictions forcing officials to rule out these areas earlier in the week, due to the risk of people gathering.

Cheltenham Beach, Narrow Neck Beach and Takapuna Beach Reserve are all great places to catch the action when course B is chosen. 

Course C appears to be the most popular of the five different courses, with it being one of the closest to land, giving spectators the best chance to see the two teams going head to head. 

Orakei, Bastion Point, North Head or any other elevated position along Tamaki Drive are where organisers are suggesting people come together.

Course A suits those on the North Shore best, with supporter sports like Takapuna Beach, Milford Beach, and any of the other East Coast Bays a great location. 

And finally, course D will see racing taken to the eastern suburbs, with Achilles Point and Glover Park the two best areas. 

Fans are also being encouraged to check out the America's Cup Village in downtown Auckland, with a large big screen and plenty of festivities to enjoy.

The weather forecast also predicts light winds tomorrow which could be problematic, however Sunday is looking promising. 

For those living outside of Auckland, securing the prime-viewing position on the couch is key, with control of the TV remote also essential.

The first team to seven points will claim the Auld Mug, with the final series currently 1-1 between Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa.