However, the fascination of men for regattas goes well beyond their exclusiveness. The reason why wealthy patrons and companies sponsor, sailors race, and fans watch in awe regattas is very simple: regattas are a direct challenge between man and nature, a love and hate relationship that takes the best and worst of each crewmember. In this environment, the strong blowing winds, the raging sea currents and the roar of the waves underneath the hulls can be either friends or foes. Regattas are races where competition, camaraderie, enthusiasm and teamwork shine brighter than the sails of the boat glistening in the sun.
Exclusive destinations for regattas
Costa Smeralda, stylish haven for regattas fans
Training for a regatta
Aerobic training is necessary to improve physical endurance, as regattas take place during the course of days and each crew member endures considerable physical pressure for hours. Running, cycling, rowing and other cardio exercises are especially targeted to increase stamina.
Lastly, anaerobic exercises are essential to improve balance, coordination and movement. High Intensity Interval Training, jumping rope and isometrics are very good examples of anaerobic exercises performed by regattas crewmember.