I have just accepted a position as the head sailing coach at Bowdoin College.
I'm delighted. They have a great facility, motivated students, and strong support from the athletic department at the school. The program is poised to move to the next level; it will be great fun to be part of this next stage. For me, it's ideal. It's a part time position with benefits that will give me a platform and stability from which to develop my writing. And, alongside writing, my constant lifelong passion has been studying and communicating the ways to make good sailors perform better. The opportunity to do both at once feels like a gift.
It means I'll be very busy from late August to late October, and from March through May. I'll have mornings to write, and my afternoons will be spent running practices, fixing boats, and giving chalk talks. I'll be spending most weekends through late October in Boston.