Land Rover BAR win in Oman to become the only team to have won two Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series events to date. A nail-biting final day saw the team come from behind in all three races to snatch victory by just two points from Oracle Team USA.
Super Sunday delivers double points for all three races and the tension was high – skippers were pulling the trigger early with multiple boats over the start line and twice Land Rover BAR was one of them.
The first race the team had a clean start but rounded first reach in sixth place, they fought their way through the pack to take second. The next race, the British team were one of three boats over the line, meaning another tough fight back, this time grabbing fourth in the final metres of the race.
The final double point race saw the team jump the start again, and this time the team were just able to claw their way back to third, right behind the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup holders, Oracle Team USA (OTUSA) who were overtaken by Groupama Team France. It was enough to take the event by just two points from OTUSA, with Emirates Team New Zealand another four points back in third.