Louis Sinclair, the 24-year-old bowman
for Oracle Team USA, is a beast. He
can dead-lift 400 pounds, vertical-jump
85 centimeters, has a VO2 max of 70 ml/
kg/min., and has just 8 percent body fat .
He’s “young, big, strong, fit,” say his teammates.
He is the model modern AC sailor.
“The ideal America’s Cup athlete would
have the aerobic fitness of [cyclist] Chris
Froome and the anaerobic fitness of
[sprinter] Usain Bolt, in one person,” says
Pete Cunningham, trainer for Artemis Racing.
“That’s the challenge — finding an
athlete who has both the endurance and
the strength to be able to turn the handles
and handle extreme loads.”