Jon Emmett is a professional sailing coach. He now coaches Tuula Tenkanen from Finland. Previously he coached Lijia Xu from China the highlight of which was her winning the Gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.
He still races himself and in 2019 he was UK National Champion, Apprentice Masters European Champion and Apprentice Masters World Champion.
His first book Be Your Own Sailing Coach was a great success and has been updated and republished as Coach Yourself to Win.
His second book Be Your Own Tactics Coach was also a great success and has been recently updated and republished as Tactics made Simple
His latest book Training to Win is still in its 1st edition and is the focus of Jon's sailing talks.
On Facebook there is the Coach Yourself to Win page where he has all the latest videos and pictures from the most exciting sailing events, the Jon Emmett Sailing page where you can read about his current coaching activates and the Training to Win facebook group where you can find key Notices of Race, Sailing Instructions plus the latest news and results.
There is also Jonemmettsailing YouTube channel with many useful instructional videos and the Training to Win YouTube channel with lots of training videos
Finally there is the Jon Emmett Sailing Instagram for those who like pictures and the Jon Emmett2 twitter account for those who like tweets!
I guess my biggest project during Covid-19 crisis has been Restart Sailing. To get people back on the water sailing safely. We have of course seen extremes with some people very unwilling to leave their houses to others who just wanted to carry on as normal. Of course, this was perhaps led by their own personal experiences or scientific knowledge. Personally, I have had friends die and other friends who had the Corona Virus with absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. The good news is sailing is probably one of the best and safest activities we can be doing and the ILCA Nationals is one of the few Nationals going ahead this year and will be definitely be featured on the next show.
The aim of Restart Sailing was clear. To help people get back to sailing in a safe and fun way by carefully managing the risks. A packed changing room is obviously not a safe place if someone may have/be spreading the virus. Whereas once out on the water, hopefully on a nice sunny day and strong wind is perhaps the best environment you can be in! The RYA have done a great job here and I want to thank the RYA’s Racing Director Ian Walker for appearing on the Restart Sailing show. The show is shown live every 2 weeks on Friday at 19:00 on the Coach Yourself to Win Facebook page and then uploaded to the jonemmettsailing YouTube channel.
This weekend I did my 1st Sunday club race of the season at Castle Cove Sailing Club. The conditions in Portland harbour were great: 20 knots, gusting 26 although there are no photos to prove this because the race team of Kev and Dave had their hands full looking after the fleet and perhaps for me it was good there was no photographic evidence after such a long time out of the boat.
Jon is an international racing coach mainly working 1:1 with aspirational sailors READ MORE