Rod Stewart performs powerful rendition of his iconic song 'Sailing' for the America’s Cup

Publish Date
Monday, 15 March 2021, 11:59AM

Over the weekend, thousands of New Zealanders joined Sir Rod Stewart in a nationwide singalong of his hit song 'Sailing' to send a message of unity and togetherness to the world.

Performing as part of Rock the Dock, the British rocker belted out a powerful and emotive rendition of his iconic song from a boat on the Thames in London, with the performance beamed onto the Te Wero big screen in Auckland’s America’s Cup Village.

Ahead of the singalong, the 'Maggie May' hitmaker said: "I have a great big soft spot for New Zealand since two of my children are Kiwis and so I'm pleased to be a part of the America's Cup, joining Kiwis to send this message of togetherness out to the world.

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"I hope my performance of 'Sailing' brings some joy to fans in these challenging times."

The America's Cup match is a best-of-13 series, with the winner being crowned champions and awarded the Auld Mug.

The racing window for each race day will be around 4pm-6pm.