Viewing Options for America’s Cup World Series Oman

Published on February 23rd, 2016

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) comes to Oman to start the 2016 season, with all six America’s Cup teams to compete February 27-28. Event details. Racing begins daily at 14:00 local time (GMT+4; 0200 PST). Here’s the crew list of each team:


Emirates Team New Zealand is on top of the leaderboard after three events in 2015. Complete results.

The ACWS racing circuit forms part of the 35th America’s Cup program, with ACWS scoring contributing to the selection of the 2017 America’s Cup Challenger. The ACWS began in 2015, featuring the one design foiling AC45 catamarans at 10 event locations around the world through 2017.

ACWS Oman is available to view live on television and on mobile devices internationally via the AC app (subject to territorial restrictions). For a full list of viewing options in various territories around the world, see the details below.

Note: The AC app will have access to an archive of race coverage. Anticipate a delay of 30 to 60 minutes to have an upload of the replay online (depending on connection speed).


For live content on the AC App for mobile devices, the following territorial restrictions apply:

1) No Live Feed or Live Audio, but with on-board cameras and a second screen experience:
United Kingdom and Ireland, Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

2) No Live Feed or Live Audio and no on-board cameras / second screen experience:
France and Monaco

See below for where to watch in your area. If there is no broadcast arrangement in your country, live coverage is available for mobile devices on the AC App.

UK and Ireland:
BT Sport 1:
Sat Feb 27 23:30 Day 1 replay
Sun Feb 28 9:30 Day 2 live
Mon Feb 29 5:00 Day 2 replay
Wed Mar 2 12:00 Day 1 replay
Wed Mar 2 13:00 Day 2 replay

BT Sport 2:
Sat Feb 27 9:30 Day 1 live
Sun Feb 28 6:00 Day 1 replay
Sun Feb 28 23:30 Day 2 replay
Mon Feb 29 22:00 Day 1 replay
Mon Feb 29 23:00 Day 2 replay
Thurs Mar 3 13:00 Day 1 replay
Thurs Mar 3 13:00 Day 2 repla

New Zealand:

Sky Sport:
Day 1: Saturday 27 February, 11.00pm (NZT) – SKY Sport Pop-up Channel 055
Day 2: Sunday 28 February, 11.00pm (NZT) – SKY Sport Pop-up Channel 055

Live Saturday 27/2 and Sunday 28/2, 6:00-7:30am


Fox Sports 5:
27/2 – 21:00 Live
28/2 – 21:00 Live


Sport TV:
Sat 27/2 – 10:00 – 11:30 Live SPORT.TV3
Sun 28/2 – 10:00 – 11:30 Live SPORT.TV3

Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Alto Adige:
Servus TV:
27-28.2 Oman Live in DE/SUI and AUT (ab 11:00)


TV4 Sport and TV4 Play Premium:
Sat 27/2 – 11:00 – 12:30 Live
Sun 28/2 – 11:00 – 12:30 Live

United States:
March 12 6:00pm EST 1 hour highlights

France, Monaco, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo Brazzaville, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tomé, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Chad, Togo, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe:
Live on Canal+ Sport 11:00-12:30 local time

Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Dom. Republic, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Barts, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks and Caicos and Virgin Islands:
ESPN International:
Live online, delayed on TV Saturday and Sunday

23:55 on 28th Feb, 23:00 29th Feb on CCTV5+

Highlights program (scheduled time to be confirmed)

Canal+ and Nsport+:
Scheduled times to be confirmed

Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and North Africa:
Live on OSN

Oman TV

Netherlands, Turkey, Greece, Israel, Cyprus and Malta:
Live: FOX Sports 2 at 11.00 CET – 12.30 CET on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February

Live: FOX Sports at 11.00 CET – 12.30 CET on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February
Highlights: First Broadcast – Tuesday 1 March – 16:00-17:00 CET

broadcast partner and scheduled times to be announced shortly

Updated information on America’s Cup website.
The ACWS began in 2015, featuring the one design foiling AC45 catamarans at 10 event locations around the world through 2017.

ACWS 2015 – Three events
July 25-26: Portsmouth, UK
August 29-30: Gothenberg, Sweden
October 17-18: Bermuda

ACWS 2016-17 – Seven events expected
February 27-28: Muscat, Oman
May 7-8: New York, USA
June 11-12: Chicago, USA
July 23-24: Portsmouth, UK
September 10-11: Toulon, France
November: Asia
TBA (’17)

Fleet racing in the foiling, wing-sailed 45ft catamarans, the America’s Cup World Series winner will be the team with the most points, counting every point that they have received from each of the different rounds of the 2015-17 series. In 2015 there were three rounds and in 2016-17 the aim is to have an additional seven rounds.

In 2017, the six teams (5 challengers and 1 defender) will compete in the new 15-meter AC Class Yacht, beginning in May with the America’s Cup Qualifiers, a double round robin match racing series. In this series, the winner of the America’s Cup World Series starts the America’s Cup Qualifiers with a 2 point advantage (runner-up in ACWS begins with 1 point advantage).

At the conclusion of the America’s Cup Qualifiers, only the four challengers with the most points (each match win earns 1 point) advance to the Challenger Playoffs in June to determine the challenger who will face the defender in the 35th America’s Cup. Details.

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