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
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.