Thousands of New Zealanders joined rock music icon, Rod Stewart, in a nationwide singalong of his hit song, Sailing, to send a message of togetherness to the world.

Rod Stewart’s powerful and emotive performance, recorded on a boat on the Thames in London, was beamed into Auckland’s America’s Cup Village and around the country. And with the event being one of few global events to currently take place, it was no surprise that thousands of people joined Rod to sing their hearts out with this special message from New Zealand to the world.

The 36th America’s Cup was set to be New Zealand’s opportunity to welcome visitors from all over the world, but this wasn’t to be – so 100% Pure New Zealand saw an opportunity to send a message of unity and togetherness to America’s Cup competitors and their fans around the world.

Check out the performance above.

Learn more about the 36th America's Cup presented by Prada

 For more information, visit the official America's Cup and Auckland websites. 

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