Only four women were a part of Team New Zealand's winning crew.
The former director of the ASB Classic is swapping the tennis court for water.
The Garden City is one of several new stops added to the circuit.
After doubt over a missed payment, the Kiwis will compete in the build-up event.
The America's Cup champions rank only behind Formula One and Tour de France.
The America's Cup holders have made radical changes to their craft to defend the 'Auld Mug' next March.
Computer graphics compare the holders' latest innovation against the original schooner 'America'.
Their challengers have already put their raceboats through their paces on the Waitemata Harbour.
Team chair Sir Stephen Tindall is furious at the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment accusations.