Sailing: Sultanate of Oman to host Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series
America’s Cup racing will return to New York for the first time since 1920 with Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series racing on May 7-8, 2016. The New York event is one of six events planned during 2016, each featuring thrilling, high-speed competition, as six America’s Cup teams, with the top sailors in the world, vie for points that count towards the final competition for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017.
AC season 2016 to start in Oman The Sultanate of Oman will create a rare slice of sporting history when it becomes the first country in the Middle East to host America's Cup racing by staging the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Oman in February 2016. A point-scoring event for the opening stages of the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda, the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Oman will take place in Muscat from 27-28 February, as the curtain raiser to the 2016 season, which will be spread over six different venues around the world.