About Jon

Training to Win

Jon Emmett is a professional sailing coach. He coached Tuula Tenkanen from Finland to 5th at the 2020[one] Olympic games. 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.  

In 2021 he was the Apprentice Masters World Champion and UK Masters National Champion


Tactics made Simple

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.


Coach Yourself to Win

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!


Latest Blog

Jul 24, 2021 |
Coaching, 2021 - 2022,  |

When SouthEast Sailboats asked me to write about the runners and riders for the Tokyo2020 Olympics I hardly knew where to start! With just so much uncertainty around this year’s Olympics it is really, really hard to even know where to start, so why not choose World Sailing rankings? [Read more...]

Runners and riders for Tokyo 2020 - ILCA 6 / Radial

Jun 22, 2021 |
2021 - 2022,  |

Tokyo2020 runners and riders

Perhaps there has never been a more difficult Olympic quad, or should that be pent (it has been a 5 rather than 4 years between games) to call out the top performers? With so few competitions in the 2nd half of the Olympic cycle the chances to compare the top sailors head-to-head have been few and far between and the times they raced on the Enoshima Olympic waters against each other is now a distant memory. Sailing is currently a consistency sport and will remain so until we end up with the winner of the last race wins the regatta format (something that incidentally I would not be a fan of). Therefore, changes in the pecking order can take quite some time, so when not sure we can look back to when we had dominate sailors in each class.... [click to read more].

Apr 30, 2021 |
Coaching, 2021 - 2022,  |

It has been a busy few weeks and as I always say, time flies when you are having fun. Hard work and fun can definitely go “hand in hand” and if you are not enjoying yourself when you are improving performance perhaps you are doing something wrong. This winter I have spent my entire time in the same time zone whether it be UK, Vilamoura or Lanzarote...[click to read more]

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Be the best you can be

Personal Coaching

Jon is an international racing coach mainly working 1:1 with aspirational sailors READ MORE

Sailing Talks

During the off season he travels around the World doing his Training to Win talks READ MORE

UKLA Regional Training

He is also the Training Officer for the Laser class in the UK and is always on hand for help and advice READ MORE

Jon's Coaching CV

The vast majority of his work comes from word of month but you can see his qualifications here READ MORE