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The New Breed of the America's Cup Sailors

AMERICA'S CUP PRESENTED BY THE NEW BREED OF AMERICA'S CUP SAILORS LOUIS VUITTON THE HEAD Every sailor has another role on shore, whether it's rigging, hydraulics, tactics, or recon of the ORA JUSA SAIL R ACING other teams. WEIGHTS & STATS THE HEART 78-85 KG HELM & WING TRIMMER During the 25-minute race period, the athletes are physically stressed to near breaking point. In a tough race, the grinders sit on near 95% of maximum heart rate 95% 93-96 KG GRINDERS for the duration of the contest. ORACLE TEAM USA sailors wear monitoring devices from Medtronic Tech that measure their activity, 120 KG heart rate and other statistics in real time, allowing trainers to adjust training and recovery programs. MAX POWER CLEAN MAX BENCH PRESS 150 KG SAIL & MAX PULL UP THE ARM 200 KG MAX DEADLIFT Taking out the helmsman and the wing trimmer, only four athletes are dedicated to providing all of the board. The grinders have to keep the hydraulic system pressured to allow for foil and wing trim. The athletes average nine training sessions per week, with at least three dedicated to grinding specific exercises. "The power to weight ratio of these guys is simply incredible," says Craig McFarlane, Head of Physical Performance for ORACLE TEAM USA. power on 300 WATTS 25MIN RACE AVERAGE POWER OUTPUT ORACE RACLE LEGS The athletes can't just be powerhouses. They need to run across a trampoline that is turning at nearly 50 mph when the boat goes through maneuvers. That means core strength and agility is critical. Lower body exercises focus on flexibility to prevent ankle and knee injuries, so yoga sessions are incorporated into the training schedule. 1700 WATTS MAX POWER OUTPUT ON HANDLES Red Bull

The New Breed of the America's Cup Sailors

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The America’s Cup is the oldest international sports trophy in the world. It is a sailing competition that includes three years of world series competition across the world, ending with 5 weeks of b...


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