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.
“The book can be used by a boat training on its own, a group of boats wishing to train together, or a coach training one or more boats. Doing these exercises will, without doubt, improve your sailing and your race results. They include exercises that I have used regularly in my sailing career and ones which Jon uses with his Olympic-hopeful trainees. Masses of diagrams and photos from coaching sessions that Jon has run around the world bring it all to life and make the exercises clear, while Jon’s text explains what the exercise is trying to achieve.” Iain Percy