Published on May 23, 2021
Current JJ Giltinan champion Michael Coxon has been sailing 18 years for around 20 seasons and has won four JJ titles – the unofficial world class championship – and five Australian championships as well as many other major titles, but even the best. The world can have good days and bad days when you run an 18ft single scull around Sydney Harbor.
Coxon, a member of one of Australia’s most respected sailing families of world and international champions and Olympians, says it’s essential to stay focused to the best of your ability at all times.
“Of course you are always looking for more speed, but when you travel at high speed, especially under spinnaker, things happen very quickly, especially with the increased traffic on Sydney Harbor. The 18’s accelerate quickly, but they can also stop just as quickly if they hit the wake of a passing motorboat. “
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