Crowd gathers for Christchurch America's Cup parade

Author
Chelsea Daniels,
Publish Date
Wed, 12 Jul 2017, 12:35PM

Crowd gathers for Christchurch America's Cup parade

Author
Chelsea Daniels,
Publish Date
Wed, 12 Jul 2017, 12:35PM

From sailing to hailing for Team New Zealand.

The America's Cup winners have taken a battering from mother nature during this afternoon's victory parade in Christchurch.

However, sleet and even snow have failed to deter the crowd from turning out to support the sailors.

Helmsman Peter Burling said it's definitely been the coldest parade so far.

"We woke up this morning, looked out the window and it was snowing and hailing and we kind of wondered whether people would actually come out. We definitely weren't going to stop coming down the road and I think it just shows how many loyal supporters we have down here."

 Noeline Smith was one of the many who braved the cold and wet.

She got more than a glimpse of the America's Cup.

"It's just unbelievable, I just didn't think I would ever touch it," she said.

The team final parade is in Dunedin tomorrow.