Saturday, July 27, 2013

What do America's Cup Sailors Eat?

Great interview here with Head Athletic Trainer Craig McFarlane for ORACLE TEAM USA on the nutrition program for the sailors on his team.

These guys burn so many calories sailing the AC72 for 4-6 hours most days, plus working out in the gym, that they need to consume around 10,000 calories a day.

The sailors eat six to seven meals a day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus three or four lighter meals. 

That means they have to eat snack meals on the boat which at the moment means wraps, burritos, rice salads or potato salads, lean meats, fruit, and... Clif Bars.

Clif Bars?

That's what I like to eat when I am Laser sailing.

I'm actually doing something right?

Eat like the pros.

Eat Clif Bars.


Bruce Taylor said...

Bananas are better...

Bursledon Blogger said...

No Kendle Mint cake?

Tillerman said...

Apparently not. But it is an American team. I am sure Sir Ben will be training his British team for the next America's Cup on a high-powered British diet of haggis, leeks, Marmite and Kendal Mint Cake.

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