This week on America’s Cup Uncovered we hear from the athletes regarding just how physically demanding the AC45s are. Luna Rossa Challenge skippers Chris Draper and Paul Campbell-James both agree it’s the most physically demanding boat they have ever sailed, especially on their home waters in Venice, Italy where the race course was tight on the Grand Canal. Team Korea’s skipper Nathan Outteridge accounts his success in the AC45 to cross training in other boats, including 49er sailing in preparation for this summer’s Olympics. ORACLE TEAM USA’s Jimmy Spithill took a trip to the Hangar-7 Aircraft Museum at the Salzburg Airport in Austria and nets a flight with aviation enthusiasts “Flying Bulls”
Spithill’s Heli Ride with Flying Bulls
The 34th America´s Cup consists of three main stages – the America´s Cup World Series, the Louis Vuitton Cup and the America´s Cup Finals. Each AC World Series regatta will be a combination of practice and championship racing, with additional practice sailing on-site ahead of each event.
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