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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

Mooring Minute: Borrow From The Beauty Of Tomorrow To Act Today!

Mooring Minute: Borrow From The Beauty Of Tomorrow To Act Today! So often it is easy to put off for tomorrow for those things which you should do today. It’s always more grand to make an excuse to push off to tomorrow. Nothing teaches you more about doing then sailing. Sometimes our actions are dictated […]

Walter Johnson • May 29, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Moorning Minute: Put Your Honor Where Your Mouth Is!

Mooring Minute: Put Your Honor Where Your Mouth Is! Summer sailing season is about to commence! As we embark on each race, history is being created. We are the authors, so write it well. While racing we are always looking for an edge. Sailing would be much easier if you could point higher and sail faster. We […]

Walter Johnson • May 22, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute: Why Do You Do What You Do That Way?

Mooring minute: Why Do You Do What You Do That Way? Have you ever looked at what you do?  How you prepare for a race? What you bring with you when you go sailing? How do you prepare for the day’s event? Is it enough, too little or just right?              […]

Walter Johnson • May 15, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute – Building Great Fleets Thru Building Lifelong Connections! 

Mooring Minute; Building Great Fleets Thru Building Lifelong Connections!  “It doesn’t matter how valuable you think you are, it’s how valuable others perceive you!” Boating grew as generations before shared their knowledge. Each was an ambassador to the sport, introducing and nurturing new members. They were positive forces. They attracted people to them and to the […]

Walter Johnson • May 8, 2018 in The Mooring Minute