Oman will host America’s Cup racing by staging the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series
The event will take place as a qualifier in Muscat from 27-28 February. The AC72 yachts, 72-foot catamarans with their wingsails, can cut through the sea at over 55 km/h. Several years ago Ras Al Khaimah was reported to be holding the event – but after legal challenges the event was held in Valencia Spain. So this will be the first time such a prestigious event (all be it a qualifying round) has been held in the region.
This means that with the Tour of Oman bike race on February 17th through 22nd, the month will be a relatively busy one in Oman.