Original 1995 Team New Zealand shirt up for auction

FUNDRAISING: The Team New Zealand shirt that will go up for sale to raise funds for Pleasant Point Yacht Club's proposed new facilities.

An original Team New Zealand shirt from the historic 1995 America’s Cup win is up for auction to raise money for the rebuild of Pleasant Point Yacht Club.

It is one of 1000 limited edition shirts with a certificate of authenticity signed by Sir Peter Blake and Sir Russell Coutts who headed the 1995 campaign.

The auction is one of many items on the website GalaBid, raising money for the rebuild of Pleasant Point Yacht Club’s clubrooms in South New Brighton Park.

The club lost all it’s facilities in the earthquakes.

The auction is now under way until noon on Saturday.

Team New Zealand will be hosted by the yacht club at an event on Saturday, where the auctioning of GalaBid items will continue.

Other items up for grabs include several seats on a helicopter ride piloted by Richie McCaw to a mystery location, a horse power experience in a dual sulky behind Monkey King, New Zealand’s top harness racer, and a hot laps session at Mike Pero Motorsport Park in a V8 Supercar driven by Greg Murphy. Club spokesman Nigel Humphreys is very happy with the auction items and said there is a constant stream of ticket sales for the event, which will take place at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

“The special auction items have all been donated by businesses and individuals keen to help the club realise its dream to rebuild in the South New Brighton Park,” said Mr Humphreys.

Those who are not attending the event but still wish to continue bidding on the items should contact club commodore Alastair Burgess.

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