Jon's Coaching CV

Jon has been an international coach since 2000 and he became the UKLA Training Officer in 2006.

He wrote his first book Be Your Own Sailing Coach in 2008 and followed this up with Be Your Own Tactics Coach in 2011. Be Your Own Sailing Coach was republished in 2015 as Coach Yourself to Win.

Since 2011 he has been coaching Lijia Xu from China.

Coaching highlights 

2016 Lijia Xu CHN Olympic (coach)
2012 Lijia Xu CHN Gold Olympic medal (coach)
2008 Nathalie Brugger SUI Olympic qualification (coach)
2004 Laura Baldwin GBR Olympic Qualification (coach/training partner)
2000 Shirley Robertson GBR Gold Olympic medal (training partner)
1995 Ben Ainslie GBR Gold Youth Worlds (training partner)

Sailing Experience

1994, 1995 Laser Youth Squad
1995, 1996, 1997 Laser International Team
1998- 2020 Radial International Team

Recent years:

2004 UK Radial National Champion, Inland Champion, 3rd European, 7th Worlds.
2005 Radial: 1st Europa Cup Series, Inland Champion, 4th Europeans
2006 UK Radial National Champion, Inland Champion, 4th Worlds
2007 Radial 4th Worlds, Inland Champion
2008 UK Radial National champion and Byte World Champion
2009 UK Radial National Champion, 6th Worlds
2010 Inland Champion, 9th Worlds.
2011 UK Radial National Champion
2012 Apprentice Masters European Champion
2013 Apprentice Masters World Champion, UK National Champion
2014 UK Radial National Champion Apprentice Masters World Champion, Apprentice Masters European Champion
2015 Apprentice Masters European Champion
2016 Apprentice Masters European Champion
2017 Apprentice Masters World and European Champion
2018 Apprentice Masters European Champion, Masters Inland Champion
2019 UK Radial National Champion, Apprentice Masters World and European Champion
2020 Masters European Champion
2021 Apprentice Masters World Champion, UK Masters National Champion
2022 Apprentice Masters World Champion
2023 Masters World Champion

Coaching Qualifications

1995 RYA Instructor
1998 RYA Club Racing Coach
1999 RYA Class Racing Coach
2003 RYA Senior Instructor
2003 RYA Safety Boat
2004 RYA Advanced Instructor
2004 RYA Powerboat Instructor
2004 RYA Advanced Powerboat
2004 RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor

Valid insurance and First Aid held (I have held a 1st Aid qualification since 1988).

Coach's professional development

1999 Sport Scholar - Loughborough University
2000 B.A.W.L.A. instructor - Loughborough University
2001 Diploma in Sports Psychology: Coach to win - Newcastle College
2002 Completed all NCF coach workshops - Loughborough University
2003 Certificate in Sports Coaching - Newcastle College
2004 Certificate in Life Coaching - Newcastle College
2005 Diploma in Life Coaching - Newcastle College
2005 NCFE Foundation Certificate in Exercise Studies - Northbrook College
2006 NCFE Intermediate Certificate in Sports Coaching - Northbrook College
2008 NCFE Sports Alchemy

Club based race coaching
Since 1995

RYA Squad Training

2001, 2002, 2003 Head Coach for North Zone Topper Squad implemented all five weekends with a theme and handouts.
Took part in squad selection and selected zone team and was event support for the Eric Twiname championship.
I also provided one to one feedback through one to one sessions and via email.