Walter Johnson Blog

Falling Forward

  When things get hard and the tough get going, it’s human nature to look out and blame others, to wear it like a big shadow, as it consumes who they are and how they see their present situation. The world is tough! Sail boat racing can be challenging. If  you aren’t careful and you […]

Walter Johnson • May 23, 2017 in The Mooring Minute


  The Mooring Minute – Vision The Mooring Minute : VISION! 5/16/2017If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change! They say the primary ingredient for progress is optimism. The endless belief that the best is yet to come. It’s that die hard never say quit attitude that […]

Walter Johnson • May 16, 2017 in The Mooring Minute


Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.  Out of no way, a way can be found! It’s been said that fear is nothing more than a lingering emotion that’s fueled by your imagination. So don’t let your imagination get the most of you and go do what you know you […]

Walter Johnson • May 10, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

Spook The Herd – The Art of Crowd Management

Recently, I had the rare opportunity to watch a series of some really great starts. The field was full of excellent starters, all pushing, defending and herding the fleet at their will. It made me reflect on an article I wrote back in the 90’s, it seemed to me that it was time to dust it […]

Walter Johnson • May 2, 2017 in Nautical Library

Great Endeavors

  Great Endeavors Every great endeavor begins with a dream! The dream is crafted, designed and refined, it becomes a plan, it is drawn, approved and constructed, until the original idea becomes a more perfect version of what the creator had in his minds eye. We are all a work in progress, we each were […]

Walter Johnson • May 2, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

Practice Makes Perfect

It’s been said that everyday you miss practice, means it’s going to take you a day longer to get good! What if you can’t practice? I say then spend that time to practice, to look at situations and review your response. To hone you mental decision making skills and to develop your own unique playbook. […]

Walter Johnson • April 27, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

Speed Breeds Brilliance

Tune talk: Adjusting your lowers to point higher, to sail faster, and run deeper.

Walter Johnson • April 18, 2017 in Nautical Library

Leadership and Preparation

  Mooring Minute: Leadership and Preparation Mooring Minute: Leadership and Preparation Leaders don’t look for recognition from others, leaders look for others to recognize. Leaders realize that everything begins and ends with people.  People are what makes an organization great. Leaders recognize that people perform best when they are happy, healthy and joyful! Smart leaders […]

Walter Johnson • April 18, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

The Unforced Rhythm of Grace

The Unforced rhythm of grace is a terrific holiday message, it reminds us all to find grace in all we do; from the moment we step on a boat l, till we leave the club; to the drive home; to all that we choose to do everyday. We have all felt it, the perfect race […]

Walter Johnson • April 11, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

Managing The Flow

It’s tax season, so here is a how sailing can help you learn how to better manage your money Everything in life has rhythm and flow; in sailing, it’s the dance up wind.  Finding the proper flow in the shifting breeze.  Life has rhythm and flow and it’s something we’re never taught about in school. Life […]

Walter Johnson • April 4, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

Being Stubborn

“The stubborn refusal to change one’s course of action in the face of adversity can not only change the world, but change the course of history”!  I love this quote, as being stubborn in sailing, can lead to great success! Because it takes stubbornness to stick to your plan in heat of the battle. But […]

Walter Johnson • March 27, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

Sailing: The Purest Form of Market Competition

Sailing is the purest form of market competition, everyone shares the same wind, water and capacity for ability!  It is how you read and react to the winds of change, which yields your results; just like the real world, sailing has a since of randomness, luck if you will, the wind dies and fills from […]

Walter Johnson • March 21, 2017 in The Mooring Minute