Oman to hold America’s Cup Louis Vuitton series

Oman will host America’s Cup racing by staging the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series

America's Cup Louis Vuitton Oman
America’s Cup Louis Vuitton Oman

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.

sky team in ruwi
sky team in ruwi

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.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman