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Nov. ODP 2018

ODP DeBrief – November 2018 It’s clear to me that we need higher standards, better methods, and more discipline. Yesterday I sat in a conference room with two Olympic medalists, three US Sailing Team coaches and staff and told them that the youth sailors…

European Report

“Europe is where you go to become a competitor,” something my coach used to say while squinting his eyes and scraping his calloused hands together as if he were picturing a glowing pile of gold. This was not to disparage the level and effort of the…

Teamwork Makes The

I want to talk about teamwork. We all have a good idea of what it is. We’ve seen the Nike ads and felt the goosebumps watching movies. But I witnessed the most clear and brilliant iteration of teamwork this past summer in our sport…

Youth World Champions

WORLD CLASS ATTITUDE “Kaizen” is the Japanese word that represents constant improvement and learning. A singular word that encapsulates a complex series of actions. First you start with humility. To focus on improvement you must admit “I have more to learn.” The second act…

New Squad

This past April we did something a little different. We ventured out of Miami. Partnering with a group of committed sailors from Jensen Beach, 2NINER hosted a Girls Spring Skiff Series at the US Sailing Center Martin County.   This flat water, sea-breeze driven…

Spring 2018 DeBrief

Part 1 The path toward excellence is narrow. And with the distractions of the modern world we walk on a tight rope over fjord through a hurricane. Excellence requires commitment, discipline, and persistence. The wheel of success is spun by consistency. We train to…

Athlete Feedback

We are about to close the book on the spring 2018 racing circuit. The midwinter’s regattas (east & west) mark the end of this “semester” of sailing. I sent some questions out to our top US 29er sailors to ask about their experience from…

Mental Fitness

“Pressure is expectation, scrutiny, and consequence,’ says Gilbert Enoka. ’Under pressure, your attention is either diverted or on track…if your attention is on track you have situational awareness and you execute accurately. You are clear, you adapt and you overcome.” -Enoka is the Mental…

Own Your Campaign

a 7 minute read… All effort is futile if it’s unfocused. A team without direction or intention is nothing more than a group of people. Let’s set our intention and improve our systems. This essay is a provocation for better methods. I want to…