Jon Emmett is a professional sailing coach. He is also the Vice Chairman and Training Officer for the UKLA (UK Laser class) He worked with Lijia Xu from China from 2011 to 2016, the highlight of which was her winning the Gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.
Jon is currently working with a selection of young sailors to advance their Olympic campaigns, as well as being Technical Director for Malaysia Sailing. If that wasn’t enough, Jon is also Head Coach for VanHang Sailing (the largest private youth sailing organisation in China) coaching the coaches. VanHang will host the Topper World Championships this year and the Feva World Championships in 2019.
Jon still races himself and in 2017 he was Apprentice Master World Champion and European Champion.