The mental game
Articles DEC 21, 2014

The mental game

Ken Way is a prominent English sports psychologist who brings experience of many different team and solo sports to his work in extreme solo and short-handed round the world and Transatlantic racing. The challenges of racing as a duo, not just seeking to perform at the highest level over a period of 90 to 100 days but actually co-habiting in a small, confined space whilst also experiencing extremes of discomfort – wet, damp, tired, hot, cold, emotional and physical exhaustion –, are all part and parcel of the Barcelona World Race. Here he gives an insight into how he helps the relationship between the two skippers work.

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Barcelona World Race initiative offers key skills to a truly global audience… for free
News DEC 19, 2014

Barcelona World Race initiative offers key skills to a truly global audience… for free

When it comes to the practicalities of learning skills and topics which really interest leisure and racing sailors, finding up to date and practical educational courses and study material is nearly impossible. Yes, there are countless articles on diesel engines, parking your boat, chart work and navigation, but there are precious few opportunities to learn a full further education standard course on sailing meteorology, food and nutrition for ocean racing, medicine and first aid, sleep management, all for free.

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