The article describes how Scott emphasizes the importance of goal-setting, planning, mental preparation, mandatory physical workouts, structured practice - and a policy of abstention from alcohol during weekend regattas. Yikes - this program really is serious.
But the quote I liked best was Coach Ikle's thoughts on the value of physical conditioning ...
I see it as positive self-esteem; if you work hard you feel good about yourself. A lot of sailing is mental. If you feel good about yourself and you feel prepared, there is a good chance you can do well.Do you agree? Is physical fitness important for the sailing that you do?
OK - I'm off to have a run and then lift some weights.