Light Winds Forecast for America’s Cup World Series Oman:
Muscat, Oman (February 24, 2016) – It has been since October in Bermuda that teams have faced each other in the America’s Cup World Series, but this weekend provides another test for the six teams seeking to hold the Auld Mug in 2017.
The America’s Cup teams spent Wednesday making final adjustments to their AC45F foiling catamarans ahead of launch day Thursday and practice racing on Friday. The first point scoring races of 2016 take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 27-28.
The forecast for racing this weekend is for light to moderate winds, in the 6 to 10 knot range.
SoftBank Team Japan wing trimmer Chris Draper says the lighter conditions could favor series lead…
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America’s Cup: Gone Are The Good Old Days:
For those in America’s Cup fandom hoping for the good old days, not monohulls, but easy access to race viewing, we have some bad news. From all appearances, the only way you are going to watch the races in 2016 is if someone pays for it.
The go-to option in 2015 was the free app for smart phones or tablet, but with a cost of $ 7.99 per America’s Cup World Series event, there was hope – go ahead, admit it – that this experiment in pay-for-view broadcast would be deemed a failure. How could it not be?
Well, while not yet deemed a failure, the Scuttlebutt Sailing News – America’s Cup: Gone Are The Good Old Days, Editor