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Mooring Minute – Strategy – Tactics 

Mooring Minute – Strategy – Tactics!  “Other boats are never a good excuse for choosing to go the wrong way.” Strategy: To excel on any leg, first develop a strategic plan, your strategy for the leg. Factors for the plan include, an expected shift in the wind, changes in pressure, current, and placement of the mark […]

Walter Johnson • August 20, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute: Winning Through An Achievers Mindset!

Mooring Minute: Winning Through An Achievers Mindset! The best thing about heading out for an ocean racing is it makes you push yourself thru all of the hard work of doing good things great! The hard work of being awoken in the middle of the night to sit in a storm knowing you control the […]

Walter Johnson • August 13, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute: Being Inspired

Mooring Minute: Being Inspired! To sail well consistently, you have to be inspired to follow your instinct.  As I have said many times, when you are in the flow you instinctively know what to do, when to make that final turn to start so are on the line with speed and not an inch to […]

Walter Johnson • August 7, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute – Being The Target!

Mooring Minute – being the Target! As you rise up the ranks, the higher you rise, the more you are on everyone’s radar, the bigger the target; you become a clear dot on everyone’s radar, they are either looking to be you, to copy what you are doing, to have you be a part of […]

Walter Johnson • July 31, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute – How To Get Better At The Art Of Sailing!

Mooring Minute – How To Get Better At The Game Of Sailing! “There is no such thing as winning or losing in a game that has no end, there is only ahead and behind.” They say Positivity is the heartbeat of success and in reality, Sailing is a game which is played with a defined […]

Walter Johnson • July 24, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

The Mooring Minute – The Pursuit Of More!

The Mooring Minute – The Pursuit Of More! Do more, to get more! It’s usually what you “do” after you have done enough which matters most. It’s in the more which matters, as today, and on the racecourse often enough is not enough.  When prepping for a race or an event have you gone thru […]

Walter Johnson • July 17, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute: Feelings and Fears

Mooring Minute: Feelings and Fears Like it or not, everyone shares the same feelings and fears, and yes most of us are introverts, what differentiates each of us is the story we tell ourselves. They say everything we see, is a product of what we make-up, it is a story we are telling ourselves. The difference […]

Walter Johnson • July 10, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute – Grow Your Wisdom

Mooring Minute – Grow Your Wisdom! Wisdom is earned through awareness. Many head-out to the racecourse and just sail thru one race and onto the next, they just go and don’t grow. They say you have to pay for wisdom by offering your attention. You have to pay attention to all the details around you. […]

Walter Johnson • July 3, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute: #100 – Struggles Shape Your Character!

Mooring Minute: Struggles Shape Your Character! Welcome to the 100th Mooring Minute! I appreciate writing and sharing each of these, each week. I appreciate the feedback and knowing it makes a difference! Struggles Shape your Character. Here is a mid-season tune-up to keep you on track. The struggles along the way are meant to shape you […]

Walter Johnson • June 26, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute: Choose The Right Mainsheet!

Mooring Minute: Choose The Right Mainsheet! In Harbor 20 racing, the sheet you touch the most is the Mainsheet! Choosing the right mainsheet can often make or break your day of racing. Factors to consider are length, thickness, look, and material. Length is important, If you are unsure, as when buying all lines, buy it a […]

Walter Johnson • June 19, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute: Everything You Want Needs Structure!

Mooring Minute: Everything You Want Needs Structure! Everything you want to exist needs Structure put Structure in place and it will happen! I was explaining this concept to a fellow sailor and used this analogy, structure is like bumpers, they keep you focused forward. Remember when you use to go bowling with your kids and they […]

Walter Johnson • June 12, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute: The Rules We Make Up!

Mooring Minute: The Rules We Make Up! We literally make up rules to limit our success. We are constantly inventing rules to limit risk-taking as we are biologically wired to do things to make us safe.  They say that the fear of death drives the majority of our decisions. We are always avoiding situations where […]

Walter Johnson • June 5, 2018 in The Mooring Minute