The teams of the America’s Cup come back to the course on 27th and 28th February, at Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Oman. Present leaders, Emirates Team New Zealand, would be looking to carry on their authority on the water in the 1 design baffling AC45 class.
In Oman, this is the middle of winter, but the temperature is topping thirty degree Celsius and the breeze is forecast to be light during the contest. Glenn Ashby stated that Muscat is really an interesting place, but more interesting would be the racing over the upcoming few days. This is really going to be on the lighter side of the scale. The present forecast has the breeze peaking at twelve knots over the weekend, so the style of racing as well as the tactics and techniques are going to be more like what they looked at in Gothenburg than in Bermuda, less foiling and more traditional light wind multi hull sailing.
In Gothenburg, the Kiwi squad dominated the pack in the light circumstances of the double points final day racing. This is exactly the thing that they would prefer to repeat in Muscat.
Ashby further stated that with the forecast, and their result in Gothenburg, as well as leading the series overall you know the other squads are going to be seeing them closely. The targets would be on their backs, but if they are looking at the targets on their backs then this means they are behind them, therefore, this is only fine with her.