All reports from pervious offerings of this seminar are very positive. I am going; there may still be an opening or two...
Alertness, Performance and Sleep Optimization for Single-Handed to Fully Crewed Yacht Racing
April 9, 2011
9am - 5pm
at the Newport Yacht Club, Newport, Rhode Island
Presented by: Claudio Stampi
, MD, PhD, Founder and Director of the Chronobiology Research Institute
Hosted by: Bermuda One-Two Event
The Chronobiology Research Institute in Boston, MA, conducts research on human alertness, biological rhythms and sleep, and runs Alertness, Performance and Sleep Optimization programs in industry and sports. Institute Director and workshop presenter Claudio Stampi is also very familiar with the requirements and constraints of offshore sailing campaigns, having participated himself in two around the world races, including the 1981-82 Whitbread as skipper of La Barca Laboratorio. He is pioneer of polyphasic (multiple napping) Sleep strategies and of leading research in this field, having studied Sleep patterns of, and worked with,the top oceanic skippers since 1980.
The tentative fee is $260 per person (but may be less), includes refreshments and lunch. This workshop is limited to 15 participants.
For seminar reservations, enroll by contacting Roy Guay: email@example.com
Today, to win a race it is no longer enough to sail the best boat in town, secure a highly professional shore team, and be masters in sailing technology and strategy. To gain a truly competitive edge, skippers must focus on their own "design specs," also know as human factors. Races are won by those sailors capable of handling their own resources - of skill, stamina, determination - wisely. To achieve these objectives, the Chronobiology Research Institute has designed a four-phase approach: foundation, assessment, practice, and alertness routing. This workshop is phase I (foundation) of the program.
Specifically the workshop aims are:
* provide competitors with the basic knowledge and tools of fatigue management, including
- fundamentals of sleep-wake, alertness and circadian regulation
- state-of-the-art solutions and techniques for optimizing performance and alertness
- polyphasic and multiple napping strategies
- early detection of subtle signs and effects of Sleep deprivation, and countermeasures
* overview of current strategies employed in a variety of offshore sailing races
* methods to empower skippers and crew to manage fatigue risks
* examine and discuss pros and cons, costs and benefits of work-rest schedules and patterns previously adopted by skippers and crew
* evaluation possible strategies for upcoming races
* conduct detailed interviews with skippers and crew about their sleep-wake and circadian history.
The data that will be presented originates from the following races and skippers, among many others: OSTAR, Vendee Globe, Route du Rhum, Jacques Vabre, Around Alone, Ellen MacArthur, JP Mouligne, Giovanni Soldini, Mike Golding, Alain Gautier, Brad Van Liew