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US Navy Seals helping Oracle sailors prepare for America’s Cup stress | Stuff.co.nz

US Navy Seals helping Oracle sailors prepare for America’s Cup stress | Stuff.co.nz

America’s Cup holders Oracle are using advice from US Navy Seals to help their sailors cope with mental skills under physical exhaustion.Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill believes thinking clearly under extreme pressure will be a key to his team’s chance of winning a third consecutive Cup when the regatta plays out in Bermuda in June.

All the six syndicates have placed massive importance on fitness to deal with physical demands of sailing the foiling 50-foot catamarans. Each crew will be rotating their grinding squads at the four power stations on the boats that will be pressing towards speeds of 50 knots.

Source: US Navy Seals helping Oracle sailors prepare for America’s Cup stress | Stuff.co.nz