Sailing is hard work

Rome Kirby is an extreme sailor. When they tried putting him on a heart-rate monitor, they found he was burning 9,000 calories a day. (via Super Punch)


  1. This is why innovations such as the cat ‘o nine tails and the improvised use of the belaying pin are so important to nautical history…

  2. Qualifier:  High end professional racing is hard work.  All the sailing I do is in light-ish winds and incredibly relaxing, often with a (single) beer. 

    Even ocean crossings, when done in the right season, are not labour intensive.  

    1.  Heart rate plus height, weight, build, and age can give a very good picture of calories burned 

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