After the sailing campaign in New Zealand, where he won the ‘Prada Cup’, we have the opportunity to talk with Gilberto Nobili, Operations Manager at Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and responsible of the performance training of the team. Thanks to his unique experience in multiple Americas Cup competitions we will have the chance to learn about how a successful team is built, from crew selection to athletic training and performance.
Born in Castelnovo ne’ Monti (Italy), Gilberto, aka Gillo, was a team member of Luna Rossa in 2003 and 2007 in the role of grinder. He then went on, as sailor and systems performance specialist, to win the America’s Cup editions of 2010 and 2013 with team Oracle and in 2017 with Emirates Team New Zealand. Gillo has also competed in several international events onboard TP52s, Maxi yachts and Extreme40s and sailed for four years (2004-2008) in the Star class with Francesco Bruni. The 36th edition was his sixth America’s Cup campaign. Thanks to the experience gained over the years as a top-level athlete and through several seminars and training courses, he is also in charge of supervising and coordinating sailors’ athletic training.