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Sep 11, 2017 |
2016 - 2017,  |
jon.emmett

A while ago I said I would talk about grass roots sailing, well here we go. I started my sailing career in Toppers sailing with Crawley Mariners Yacht Club at Hedgecourt Lake before changing to the larger water of Weir Wood Sailing Club where I later progressed to sailing the Laser (there were no 4.7s or Radials when I started sailing).

Sep 6, 2017 |
Coaching, 2016 - 2017,  |
jon.emmett

I have just returned from the South East Asian games in Langkawi, Malaysia, where I was working as Technical Director for the host Malaysian Sailing who were delighted to come away as top sailing country with medals in every event with a total of 6 Gold, 4 Silver and 4 Bronze.

Jul 25, 2017 |
Coaching, 2016 - 2017,  |
jon.emmett


The one thing all top sailors seem to have in common is the ability to take responsibility for their actions. You won't hear them talking about a bad wind or an unlucky shift. They will relish every mistake they make as an opportunity to improve themselves and make themselves even better.

Jul 21, 2017 |
Coaching, 2016 - 2017,  |
jon.emmett

 Or to put it another way, failing to plan is planning to fail.

 

Apr 6, 2017 |
Coaching, 2016 - 2017,  |
jon.emmett

I have just returned from the Princess Sofia regatta in Palma were Tuula Tenkanen finished a very creditable 6th despite an OCS in the medal race...

Mar 10, 2017 |
Coaching, 2016 - 2017,  |
jon.emmett

The key to sustained high performance is looking at the big picture and considering long term benefits over short term gains every time.

Feb 13, 2017 |
2016 - 2017,  |
jon.emmett

Jon is now Technical Director for the Malaysian Sailing Association.

Dec 17, 2016 |
Publications, 2016 - 2017,  |
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Jon will once again be doing book signings at the Dinghy show.

Dec 9, 2016 |
Racing, 2016 - 2017,  |
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We set out with probably our strongest team GB yet for the 2016 Masters Europeans in Hvar, Croatia.

Dec 9, 2016 |
Racing, 2016 - 2017,  |
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He still races himself and in 2016 he topped the UK Radial Ladder and was crowned Masters Radial Europeans Champion.

Dec 9, 2016 |
Coaching, 2016 - 2017,  |
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He worked with Lijia Xu from China from 2011 to 2016, the highlight of which was her winning since the Gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.

Dec 15, 2015 |
Archive,  |
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Look after your body and your body will look after you -

Dec 14, 2014 |
Archive,  |
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They say variety is the spice of life and I am always keen to learn. By doing different jobs it not only makes the coaching more interesting and enjoyable but new experiences make a great way to improve.

Dec 14, 2013 |
Archive,  |
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Well I was a little embarrassed when I realised that the last time I wrote a blog I was wondering what 2014 might bring! The year has certainly flown by and whilst I miss coaching the Chinese girls (Lijia Xu and Dongshuang Zhang.

Dec 14, 2012 |
Archive,  |
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Never say never again

Dec 15, 2011 |
Archive,  |
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Well what a year 2012 was! An Olympic Gold medal and World Sailor of the Year for Lijia Xu.

Dec 15, 2010 |
Archive,  |
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Perth 2011: ISAF Sailing World Championships

Dec 15, 2009 |
Archive,  |
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The Europa Cup series has always been a stable part of my campaign for the Worlds

Dec 15, 2008 |
Archive,  |
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It was nice to end the season on a high with a win at the Radial Inlands Rutland where 104 sailors competed in the light winds

Dec 16, 2007 |
UKLA,  |
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Dec 16, 2007 |
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The winter is the time I do most of my coaching, as this is the period when there is the least racing in the Northern hemisphere…

Jon Emmett has over 20 years of coaching experience from grass routes to Olympic Gold.