Catch the best sailors in the world racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman
This is your tune-in guide to live racing and highlight coverage of 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.
The defending champion, ORACLE TEAM USA, is in second place, which doesn’t sit well with skipper Jimmy Spithill, who is still lamenting lost opportunities in the racing last year.
“The mistakes stay with you because you don’t want to make them again,” he says. “All of us are so competitive, we want to start the year strong. This is an important one.”
In the UK and Ireland, both days of racing will air live on BT Sport: Saturday’s racing is live beginning at 0930 on BT Sport 2; Sunday’s racing is live on BT Sport 1 beginning at 0930. Both BT1 and BT2 Sport will run replays of racing throughout the weekend and week (check local listings).
In New Zealand, the racing will be live on new broadcast partner SKYNZ. Both days are live at 11:00pm on SKY Sport Pop-up Channel 055.
In France, racing is live on Canal+ Sport on both Saturday and Sunday.
In Australia, both days of racing will be live on Fox Sports 5 at 21:00.
In Sweden, racing is live on TV4 Play.
In China, racing is on CCTV5+: February 28 at 23:55 and February 29 at 23:00 (Beijing time)
In Bermuda, racing is live on ZFB and via AC+ on the America’s Cup App.
In the United States, racing is live via AC+ on the America’s Cup App and the one-hour highlight program will air on NBCSN on March 12 at 6:00pm EST.
Local fans in 28 territories in the Middle East and North Africa can catch the racing live and in highlight programming on the Orbit Sports Network.
A complete list of international broadcasts of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Bermuda can be found at www.americascup.com/en/where-to-watch.html
Around the world, the Official America’s Cup App will keep this weekend’s racing at your fingertips. Live streaming of all races will be available on mobile devices through the AC+ service within the app. AC+ exclusive coverage features live racing broadcasts, onboard camera views, video extras, replays and behind-the-scenes stories. Live coverage on AC+ is subject to territorial broadcast restrictions.
The Official America’s Cup App is available for Android and iOS devices via Google Play and the Apple iTunes store. The app is free to download and includes highlights, news, results and Virtual Eye race coverage. AC+ is a paid service (US$7.99 for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman – or $24.99 for a season pass for all 2016 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series evens) for live streaming video (subject to territorial restrictions) and enhanced features.