About Jon

Be Your Own Tactics Coach

Jon Emmett is a professional sailing coach and Training Officer for the UKLA (UK Laser Class Association) He worked with Lijia Xu from China from 2011 to 2016, the highlight of which was her winning the Gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. He now coaches Tuula Tenakanen and Lucia Falasca.

He still races himself and in 2018 he was Apprentice Master European Champion and top of the UK Radial Ladder.   


His first book Be Your Own Sailing Coach was a great success and has recently been republished as Coach Yourself to Win.

His second book Be Your Own Tactics Coach is still going strong and both books are available to buy from Amazon.


Coach Yourself to Win

On Facebook Jon has a Coach Yourself to Win page where he has all the latest videos and pictures from the most important sailing events.

A Training to Win group where you can find key Notices of Race, Sailing Instructions plus the latest news and results.

A Jon Emmett Sailing page, where you can read about his current racing and coaching activates and finally there is a Jonemmettsailing channel on YouTube with many useful instructional videos.


Be the best you can be

Personal Coaching

Jon is an international racing coach mainly working 1:1 with aspirational sailors READ MORE

Sailing Talks

During the off season he travels around the World doing his Coach Yourself to Win talks READ MORE

UKLA Regional Training

He is also the Training Officer for the Laser class in the UK and is always on hand for help and advice READ MORE

Jon's Coaching CV

The vast majority of his work comes from word of month but you can see his qualifications here READ MORE

"come on in the water's loverly"

Latest Blog

Apr 7, 2019 |
Coaching,  |

Finishing 4th is always frustrating to say the least and this is where we ended up at the Princess Sofia regatta after a photo finish in a big wind and big wave medal race…

Mar 10, 2019 |

After racing in Miami, it was back to Europe for our next training block, this time in Spain. Having done 2 camps in Vilamoura, we moved to Cadiz for this one, and started training as soon as Tuula had finished her latest exam. The advantage was it also meant that we were able to do a regatta, Andalusia Olympic week, where Tuula finished 3rd behind her training partners for the week, Sarah Douglas and Emma Plasschaert.

Feb 28, 2019 |

Jon will once again be doing book signings at the 2019 Dinghy show.