Training to Win

Training exercises for solo boats, groups and those with a coach

Jon Emmett

A book of training exercises for each element of a sailing race. Each exercise is described, illustrated and explained (the skills you are trying to improve and how to make it harder or easier). It will enable coaches to deliver better training sessions and those without a coach to train themselves, either alone or with groups of other boats.
Date Published :
April 2019
Publisher :
Fernhurst Books
Series :
Sail to Win
Illustration :
69 Halftones, color; 67 Diagrams
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781912177219
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.75 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Gold medal winning coach, Jon Emmett works with sailors and coaches around the world and is frequently asked things like: ‘What is a good exercise to improve this?’ ‘Why do we do this exercise?’ ‘How do we make the exercise more / less difficult?’ This book is the answer to those frequently asked questions. It contains training exercises for each element of a sailing race. As well as describing and illustrating the exercise, it tells you what skills you are trying to improve, why and how to make the exercise harder or easier. The book will enable coaches to deliver better, more focussed, training sessions, but it will also help sailors who don’t have the benefit of a coach to practise and improve their sailing skills. The exercises are marked as to whether they are suitable for solo boats, groups of boats or those with a coach boat. As Aristotle said: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” Armed with this book, get out, do some training and improve your sailing skills!

About The Author

Jon Emmett is a successful Laser Radial sailor, representing the UK internationally for over 15 years. A professional coach and expert dinghy sailor, he is a National, European and World champion, impressively having won the UK National Championships three times! He is also a yacht racing tactician who lectures on tactics and racing, and is the training officer for the UK Laser Association. The British sailor coached Chinese Laser Radial sailing star Xu Lijia to a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games.








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