Published: Friday, 26 February 2016

America’s Cup is back with the start of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Oman (Feb 27-28) in Muscat, Oman.

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(Photo: Jesus Renedo/Lloyd Images/Oman Sail)

Emirates Team New Zealand is on top of the leaderboard after three events in 2015, guided by the steady hand of world sailor of the year, Peter Burling, on the helm.

The defending champion ORACLE TEAM USA is in second place, which doesn’t sit well with skipper Jimmy Spithill, who is still lamenting lost opportunities in the racing last year.

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“The mistakes stay with you because you don’t want to make them again,” says Spithill. “All of us are so competitive, we want to start the year strong. This is an important one.”

Coverage of the cup is widespread via broadcast television, online and mobile devices bringing the thrill of America’s Cup racing to over 140 territories around the world.

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In China, racing is on CCTV5+: February 28 at 23:55 and February 29 at 23:00 (Beijing time).

 In New Zealand, the racing will be live on new broadcast partner SKYNZ. Both days are live at 11:00pm on SKY Sport Pop-up Channel 055.
 In the United States, racing is live via AC+ on the America’s Cup App and the one-hour highlight program will air on NBCSN on March 12 at 6:00pm EST.

Local fans in 28 territories in the Middle East and North Africa can catch the racing live and in highlight programming on the Orbit Sports Network.

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(Photo: Ricardo Pinto)

Around the world, the Official America’s Cup App will keep the weekend’s racing at viewer’s fingertips. Live streaming of all races will be available on mobile devices through the AC+ service within the app. AC+ exclusive coverage features live racing broadcasts, onboard camera views, video extras, replays and behind-the-scenes stories.