UPDATE Feb 28: Ben Ainslie Land Rover BAR triumph at the #LVACWSOman:
Ben Ainslie led his Land Rover BAR team to victory at the first America's Cup racing in the Middle East, the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Oman. (Published Feb 28, 2016)
UPDATE Feb 27: #LVACWSOman - A phenomenal day of racing in Oman for Land Rover BAR as they lead overall heading into Super Sunday - Today was about teamwork - Oman, Day 1 - A phenomenal day of racing in Oman for Land Rover BAR as they lead overall heading into Super Sunday, posting a third, and two back to back wins on day one. Published on Feb 27, 2016
Race Day 1 at #LVACWSOman - "We're in the hunt." ORACLE TEAM USA recorded two second place finishes and a fifth in the first three races of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman. Tactician Tom Slingsby runs through the day as they prepare for double-point races on Super Sunday. #LVACWSOman Video by Sam Greenfield - Published Feb 27, 2016
Countdown to LVACWS Oman - Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Glenn Ashby will lead his team into racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman at the end of the month with a 10-point advantage over defending America’s Cup champion ORACLE TEAM USA. Olympic champion Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR team fills out the podium. But will the top three be the same after racing? There are a lot of points available in 2016, starting February 27-28 in Oman. Published on Feb 22, 2016
"May the best team win" -- Looking forward to the 2016 Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series - "May the best team win," says Tom Slingsby, tactician for ORACLE TEAM USA as he looks forward to racing at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Oman.
It's been a long winter. At the close of the 2015 schedule, ORACLE TEAM USA found itself in second place in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series standings, after finishing third in the final event at their home base in Bermuda. As an intensely competitive group, the team was frustrated. To get to the top of the podium, they have worked with coach Philippe Presti on improving performance. Now they head into the first event of 2016 in Oman with a renewed focus and determination. Video by Sam Greenfield / ORACLE TEAM USA. Published on Feb 24, 2016
Catch the best sailors in the world racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman - 35th America's Cup: "... the first Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series races in 2016, from Muscat, Oman. Racing takes place on February 27-28, beginning at 14:00 local time in Oman (GMT+4) and our coverage via broadcast television, online and mobile devices will bring the thrill of America’s Cup racing to over 140 territories around the world. Emirates Team New Zealand is on top of the leaderboard after three events in 2015, guided by the steady hand of world sailor of the year, Peter Burling, on the helm..."
Note: no live streaming is available but JohnTheCrowd.com will post videos (as available)--for other viewing options: Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Oman Viewing Options
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