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 crowds from turning out to support the victorious sailors.

Helmsman Peter Burling says Christchurch is definitely been the coldest parade so far.

Team New Zealand has been accompanied by kids from the Christchurch Sailing Club during this afternoon's victory parade, as the mercury hovers just 1C.


The parade will move up Colombo St, down Montreal St and finish outside the Art Gallery.

Noeline Smith is one who has braved the cold and wet and she got more than a glimpse of the America's Cup, managing to reach out and touch it.

She says it's "unbelievable".

The team's final parade is in Dunedin tomorrow.