34th America's Cup

The Science Behind the AC72 - Crew Physical Fitness


Video. About 3 minutes.

AC72science-physical-poster The AC72 catamarans used in the 34th America's Cup are incredibly fast, and their powerful rigs and foiling techniques also make incredible demands on the physical and mental stamina of the athletes that crew these high-tech beasts. This short video takes a look at the training science used to get and keep these sailors in winning athletic condition. On these boat, fitness is not just needed to win; it's also a safety requirement.

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