Today was the official press conference, as well as the official practice racing for the first Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event for 2016 in Muscat, Oman.
Check out the video for highlights from the press conference, including Groupama Team France skipper, Franck Cammas talking about his injury on the GC32 that has seen him sidelined (for now), and an interview with his replacement, New Zealander, Adam Minoprio. During the press conference Ashby also spoke in depth about having Burling & Tuke on board, as well as light air displacement versus foiling tactics. Jimmy Spithill speaks about how his team are looking to stay ahead, and Ben Ainslie talks about Land Rover BAR’s battery fault in Bermuda.
I also had a quick chat to Tucker Thompson, “the voice” of the America’s Cup at the end of the video.
Congratulations to Artemis Racing for taking two bullets in today’s practice races. We were also lucky enough to see the boats match racing for the first time. Will check in with the skippers on this tomorrow!
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