Be Your Own Sailing Coach: 20 Goals for Racing Success

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Wiley, Apr 15, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 290 pages
The ultimate self-learning guide to sailboat racing

In this practical self-coaching guide for the serious racing buff, veteran sailing coach Jon Emmett explains how anyone can improve his or her sailing technique in manageable stages. By breaking down racing into 20 key topics, Emmett shows how aspiring yacht and dinghy racers can learn to measure their own strengths and weaknesses and improve key skills step by step. The book also includes practical tips and wisdom from Olympic champions including Paul Goodison and Joe Glanfield.

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About the author (2008)

Jon Emmett is a successful Laser Radial sailor, representing the UK internationally for over 15 years. He has ranked number one in the UK for nine years, won the Europa cup series and European Springs, and twice finished top five in the World Championships. He is currently embarking on his third Olympic campaign.

Jon has been a professional coach since 2000 and has coached up to Olympic level, specialising in single-handed boats and team racing. He is also the training officer for the UK Laser class association.

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