America's cup sailor Gilberto Nobili at next Technogym Talk
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.
Gilberto Nobili will be the star of the next digital event part of the series Technogym Talks, where he will cover the topic "The training secrets of a world class sailing team".
The Technogym talks are a cycle of exclusive webinars run by experts in the health, fitness and sport worlds brought to you to share their knowledge and experience.
On the Technogym Talk, taking place on May 5th 2021, thanks to Gillo’s 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.
The Luna Rossa team's typical day
When we go in the water, we make much more effort, especially the grinders, for a longer period than when we stay ashore. When we come back it's hard to do all we need to do to finish the day.
The effort is a lot, but there is no doubt that, for all of us who love sailing, going on the water, especially with such a boat, is also passion, the most beautiful moment. When this doesn't happen, on maintenance days or when the weather doesn't allow it, we miss it a lot. We reluctantly accept the fact that the boat has to stop, and we can't wait to get back out to sea.
A process to which, moreover, also the sailors themselves contribute, who, during the long days on land, at the base of Cagliari, after breakfast, work in the departments to which they have been assigned according to their specific knowledge. Being far from one's natural element can be difficult to digest and can also create inevitable stressful situations: it is still Sibello who reveals some fundamental moments to overcome them in the best possible way, in which the presence of men with proven experience in this type of commitment is also crucial.
In every campaign, difficult moments of discouragement are inevitable. In those moments it is fundamental the experience of our skipper, Max, who is good at managing many different heads and keeping the group always united towards the common goal.
Looking ahead to 2021, De Felice is certainly not afraid of the Defender New Zealand, to which, after all, the most beautiful memories of his sailing career were linked. The victory of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in 2009, in fact, was followed by the entry into the team of Luna Rossa and the decisive contribution to the victory of the World Series 2012/2013 in Naples, his hometown, unexpected and arrived at the end of a real battle against time.
The grinder De Felice certainly doesn't back down when there is work to be done on the handles, and he never misses the evening gym session, which is only scheduled on land and useless in sailing sessions, when the physical effort sustained by the team during the day is decidedly greater.
On the water the team members are in the environment they love most, and in this case even the effort - the effort made during a race is comparable to that sustained by a marathon runner - takes second place.
In this campaign I see a beautiful union of the whole team, a merit that I feel I recognize to Max and Gillo (Massimiliano Sirena and Gilberto Nobili ed) and that I think also depends on the fact that the team is largely Italian, which naturally leads to make the team more easily. The foreigners represent something more and they have to be there, but, in my opinion, this composition helps not to lose the Italian identity thread of Luna Rossa.
What do I expect from Auckland? All the teams in the race are aiming for victory, and this is, of course, also our thinking and our goal. We have everything we need to succeed.