Apr 26, 2010

Glenn Ashby: 'Playing in the Zone'

Glenn Ashby needs no introduction, multiple and current A-Class Champion, several F18 and Tornado Worlds and a Silver medal at Beijin with Darren Bundock, add lately to that list the AC34 where he was the main multihull coach for BMWOracle Racing.

After a break from the Cup he is now preparing his European season, easy going as he sounds, with a relaxed tone, Glenn may swept the competition in both championships. Like a kid playing without concerns, is clear from his mail he has no worries, he is going through an elevated state of mind, a key characteristic of top notch competitors when "Playing in the Zone"...

Hi Martin,
Thanks for the email.

I have been keeping a pretty low profile since getting home from Valencia and have enjoyed some quiet time with family and friends. It has been a pretty full on schedule the past few years and I am happy to have some time doing some slower paced activities.

Having said this. I will be coming to Europe this year to sail the Round Texel with James Spithill as my crew on the WIldcat for Hobie Cat and also competing at the F18 World Championship in Erquy, in the same trim.

Both James and I will also compete in the A-Class World Championships in Cesenatico, Italy on the ASG3 A-Class (designed and built by my company) in between Texel and the F18 Worlds.
So there is still some sailing this year but without the Tornado and X40 circuit it certainly feels like a lot more of a relaxed program.

Later in the season I will have some more sailing but am looking forward to doing some sailboarding later this year in Western Australia and spending some time with my family.

I have been working on my sail designs and have been in the loft sailmaking quite a lot in recent weeks which has been keeping me busy and it has been nice to get back on the tools again after the past year having coached with BMW Oracle.

At the moment I don’t really have any long term sailing plans as such as we are looking to build a new house which is taking up some time!

Regards Glenn


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