Team Australia, the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup, will join most of the other Cup teams on the Extreme Sailing Series, gaining experience catamaran racing on tight courses. With no America’s Cup World Series events scheduled before 2015, all the America’s Cup teams except Oracle Team USA and Luna Rossa will race in at least some of the eight events on the Extreme circuit. They had an inauspicious start in the first regatta, coming in last in Singapore and hoping to improve in Oman in March. Seve Jarvin skippers the Extreme 40. At age 27 he has already won five 18 Foot Skiff world championships, just one short of Iain Murray’s record of six. Seve is joined on the Extreme 40 by a rotating all-Australian group: Ed Smyth, Troy Tindall, Ed Smyth, Sam Newton, Alexandra South and David Gilmour.