We've been engaged in several interesting projects lately. We are writing this blog to illustrate the effects of prioritising the right aspects of sailing when coaching, and also to contrast the position of a sailor when subject to a "reactive" coach, when they coach according to conditions and squad behaviour, rather than a proactive coach who coach with certain minimum expectations. We will neither name the class nor the country, because that's irrelevant. What we will do is tell the story.
When you begin to take any sport seriously, the choice of a coach or coaches will make or break your ambitions. You can see it in all sports, and sailing is certainly no exception.
Sailing is considered an intellectual sport. Even by non-sailors. Demographic data prove that the cross section of the population interested in sailing are above average educated, are employed in above average jobs and have above average salaries, showing a significant higher proportion of real estate ownership. Yet it is a mystery to me how the... Continue Reading →