Taking part in a sailing regatta, especially at the highest levels required by the America's Cup, is a commitment that can prove to be exhausting and that requires a complete preparation as few other disciplines in the world.
Gilberto Nobili: the athletic preparation of Luna Rossa team
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 protagonist 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.
Where do training sessions take place?
What is your daily routine?
Our typical day is as follows:
- morning training from about 7 to 9 a.m.
- breakfast between 9 and 9.30 a.m.
- work at the Base from about 9.45 to 16.15
- afternoon training from 16.30 to 18.30.
It is for this reason, as well as for the need to have a physical preparation that combines strength, elasticity and speed of movement, that in the past the participants of the America's Cup have been described as a mix between the cyclist Chris Froome and the sprinter Usain Bolt, two excellences in disciplines very different from each other.
How different are training sessions based on your role on the boat?
Do the roles on the boat require specific physical characteristics?
To race in the America's Cup, we would like to stress once more, it's not something that everyone can do. The fundamental physical predisposition and hard training must necessarily be accompanied by great strength of character, necessary to deal with the long months before the races, and a quick mind in learning and processing information, even and especially in the inevitable moments of physical and mental stress that accompany the races.