Just about every weekday morning around 7:00 a.m., the doors of a fitness center in suburban Charleston, SC, fly open and 15 guys clad in a varying array of chartreuse and black roll in for their daily training regimen. They joke around as they begin their 90-minute session with weights, but theyre actually on a serious missionprepping their bodies for the Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race), a 32,750-mile, nine-leg sprint around the planet. Collectively, these sailors make up the core of Team illbruck. Theyre betting that when the race starts in late September this year, the entry with the fastest boat, the soundest decision making, and the most physically resilient crew stands the best chance of capturing the sculpted Waterford crystal trophy that signifies supremacy in this contest. At least thats the thinking that has got many of these guys up at 6:00 a.m. for the past two years.