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The Mooring Minute – It Ain’t Nothing Till You Call It!

The Mooring Minute – It Ain’t Nothing Till You Call It! Everything negative happening to you on the racecourse is just a story you are telling yourself. We are always to trying to make sense of everything going on around us. We are always watching and seeking to project the next move or shift in […]

Walter Johnson • May 1, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute- Change your perspective!

Mooring Minute – Change your perspective and your results will follow! “It’s been said that we are all one thing expressing itself with infinite variety.” Nothing represents this as well as sailing one-design boats, we are all one fleet expressing itself with infinite variety. Our outcomes on the racecourse are dictated by choosing the best […]

Walter Johnson • April 24, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute- the art of getting good starts!

Mooring Minute, the art of getting good starts! For me getting good starts is all about having a feel for the uniqueness of each situation, and this doesn’t come easy, it comes from hundreds of failed starts that we’re oh so close, till one day you feel it and rattle of a bunch of outstanding […]

Walter Johnson • April 17, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute – Belief Trumps Genes!

Mooring Minute – Belief Trumps Genes! Have you ever noticed that Boaters are ageless! I believe it’s from being physical, focusing forwarding and doing what they know they need to do.  Boaters take the time, to stop, celebrate and have fun, as indeed they are ageless! They say you become what you believe, Sailing is a tribe […]

Walter Johnson • April 10, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Gene Prizer has joined our team!

Walter Johnson Yachts is excited to announce another Global Yacht Sales Associate;                  Gene Prizer has joined our team. Gene began is sailing life at the age of 13 in Marina Del Rey and San Pedro. Gene’s accomplished resume includes countless West Coast Regattas as well as offshore […]

Walter Johnson • April 5, 2018 in Blog

The Mooring Minute – Knowing!

The Mooring minute! Being open to what you don’t know is more useful than being brilliant. Being brilliant doesn’t mean you always know what you don’t know. Being open to what you don’t know, is the key for continued learning, the goal of each outing is to learn from your blind spots, to point yourself in […]

Walter Johnson • April 3, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute – Spook The Herd!

People often ask me “How to get a good start”? Here is a lesson which will get you a good start no matter what place you desire to be on the start line. Spook the herd, the art of crowd management. The funny thing about fleets is that most seem to find comfort when traveling […]

Walter Johnson • March 27, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute – Speaking Greatness!

Mooring Minute – Speaking Greatness Into Others! How many times have you tacked into a bad shift and you find yourself getting frustrated and spiraling into the cycle of blame! As athletes, often we often tie our personal identity to our performance. We measure our self-worth by how well we do on the playing field […]

Walter Johnson • March 20, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute – Stand up and hold your ground!

Mooring Minute – Stand up and hold your ground! I was recently asked, “When is it the right time to hold your ground and follow thru on that protest?”                                                     […]

Walter Johnson • March 13, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute – Things vs Feelings

“We don’t really want things. We want the feelings we think those things will give us.” by Gary Tan It is true in all that we desire to possess, we really don’t want the things, we buy them for the memories we think we are going to create. This is as true in life and more so […]

Walter Johnson • March 6, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

The Mooring Minute – Plan your do

I often say sailing is a dance, you just need to know the proper steps in the right sequence to find your way to the top. But many of us are not good at dancing, we need a playbook to guide us. I always tell my teams it’s better to do a few things well, then to have […]

Walter Johnson • February 27, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute- Sailing with Compassion!

Mooring Minute – Sailing with Compassion! They say, “When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness; but when we help others, we find fulfillment. The goal of any growing fleet is for this gift of giving to spread across the fleet, as people like to help people, people like to feel they are included […]

Walter Johnson • February 20, 2018 in The Mooring Minute