Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series
While we’ve got to wait until 2017 before the 35th America’s Cup kicks off in Bermuda, the preliminary Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series sets sail at the end of this month in Oman, the first country in the Middle East to ever host the race.
The series is the first stage of competition in the 2017 America’s Cup, and features the best sailors in the world taking part on foiling, wingsailed catamarans. The circuit is an early opportunity to put points on the board that carry forward into the next stage of the competition, and the overall ranking position in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series determines the starting points score of the teams in the America’s Cup Qualifiers in 2017.
Louis Vuitton have long been supporters of the America’s Cup since first teaming up for the event in 1983. This year, Kim Jones, the French heritage brand’s menswear style director, has designed a diffusion line, named The America’s Cup Collection, to celebrate the event and we got an exclusive preview, shot here at the Dubai’s Offshore Sailing Club.
Head to Muscat to watch the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series on February 27 to 28, before the race spreads over six different venues around the world.
And if you can’t make it or don’t fancy it? Head to The Dubai Mall Louis Vuitton boutique instead and you can just dress the part instead.