Challenged by questions about the “behind the scenes” of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, Molineris explained the multiple roles of a sailor (who, when not on board, takes part in all the activities of the team, visiting available for each service), told a typical day story, life on the base and the little anecdotes that make up the daily life of a professional athlete. The thrill of taking on a top sailor, a member of Italy’s 37th America’s Cup challenger, is natural and understandable, Umberto explained: “Even me, when I started sailing in 2000, I followed Luna Rossa who, at the same time, was starting her journey to the Cup and I dreamed of one day being part of the team. I succeeded, but, as I explained, it is not easy. The life of a professional sailor is hard and tiring; Whether you aspire to the Olympic Games or the America’s Cup, the watchword is dedication. From training to nutrition, everything must be seen in terms of results. Another tip I gave the guys is to navigate different classes. The true champion, and Checco Bruni is an example, is the one who is able to achieve excellent results on different types of boats, showing flexibility and curiosity.
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Accompanied by former Olympian Alessandra Sensini – FIV Youth Technical Director and project coordinator – and technician Gianluigi Picciau, the young sailors are now preparing for the final phase of this first taste around Italy of the Next Generation Foil Academy FIV Powered by Luna Rossa, which will take place in Trieste with the Barcolana Fun, where the best of them will sail together in a show regatta that will include not only Waszp and Skeeta but also iQFOiL. Alessandra Sensini commented on the stage that has just ended: “Sailing has entered a new era with the Foil, just think that in Paris 2024 five out of ten classes will be “flying” and therefore the Foil Academy was a bit of a response from the Federation for the Next Generation: a container open to everything. that the world of sailing is developing to bring more and more young people to the Foil. We also count on the Nacra 17 and on the collaboration with 69F, with whom we have done two activities on Lake Garda with the best athletes from Development & Under The Next Generation Foil Academy travels inside a container moving all over the territory, we have already touched six zones and in the next months we will reach the others, involving all the zonal technicians to broadcast the program.