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Feb 13, 2017 |
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Jon is now Technical Director for the Malaysian Sailing Association.

Jon is now Technical Director for the Malaysian Sailing Association.

Well I guess it is now well overdue for my first blog of 2017, which I write shortly after returning to the UK from my new job in Lawgkawi, Malaysia where I am now working as Technical Director. I have always been interested in training, especially fitness/injury prevention, rules and psychology. As a Coach I probably spend more days on the water than off in a typical year.

As a Coach you can at any time help only a limited number of sailors. Indeed when on the Olympic circuit I usually work with only 1 or 2 sailors (co-incidentally both the number of free seats in my transporter van and the number of free spaces on my triple trailer), So by taking a Director’s job I have a great opportunity to help a huge number of sailors: Indeed a whole country.

Over the next few weeks I will be thinking about the most important aspects of sailing and featuring these in my blog. After all you see everything in hindsight with 20/20 vision and by working with the grass roots up I hope to provide a clear pathway to high performance. This means a logical progression which sailors, coaches and managers are aware of and instilling good habits from the word go.

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