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The Personal Power of Qi: A Revolution in Sports Psychology | Winter Sailing Seminars

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023 (6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Leader: Gretchen Ladd

Event Information


Event Information: **In-person event with virtual option** Andrew O. Jackson ( is giving a pictorial lecture using the sport of competitive sailing to revise modern academic erroneous understandings of the evolution of emotions and their role in in literature, sociology, psychology, medicine, philosophy, religion, and law, and to the sports psychology provided to UW’s athletes. A student or athlete's health, well-being, and successful decision-making prowess (and its actualization) are dependent on their skills and ability to re-process negative-feeling emotions, moods, attitudes, and feelings into a positive good-feeling cognitive-emotional dynamics. 

Our Winter Sailing Seminars occur weekly and cover a variety of nautical topics. The seminars are open to the community and sailing club membership is not required. 

This year we ask participants to bring at least one non-perishable item per seminar to be donated to the Lussier Community Education Center. Most needed items include: olive oil, vegetable oil, maple syrup, sugar, flour, jelly/jam, pancake mix, paper towels, toilet paper, & baby wipes. Get more ideas from their Food Pantry Donation Wish List.

Please see below for a detailed list of this season's dates and topics.

Location: This in-person event will take place in Chart Room (lower level of Memorial Union, same level as Hoofers), and will also be streamed via the following YouTube and Zoom links: 

Check the Today in the Union website or the digital signs in Memorial Union on the day of the lesson. Note that the event start time may appear earlier on the TITU listing but will begin at the time shown here. If the event does not appear on the TITU listing, please go to the Outdoor UW Office and speak with the staff to determine the event location.

2023 Winter Sailing Seminars:

January 12 (Thursday): Sailing the British Virgin Islands with Max Slesarev

January 18: Building Your First Boat with Jo Reis

January 25: Spray's New Panel and Marine Electronics with Michael Litzkow

January 27 (Friday): Bareboating in Croatia with Pete & Christine Keuler

February 1: Sail GP - The Greatest Show on Water with Philip Tietze

February 8: Weather in the Great Lakes region with Ian Beckley

February 15: Limnology of Lake Mendota with Mark Gahler

February 17 (Friday): Sailing to the Virgin Islands and back with kids and a dog with Daniel Rogge

February 20 (Monday): Bareboat Chartering: Cutting the tie that binds us to Lake Mendota with Mark Tusler

February 22: Nautical Communication with Mark Gillespie

March 1: Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing with Dave Elsmo

March 8: Introduction to Marine Four-Stroke Engines with Mills Botham

March 15: Advanced Racing Tactics with Dave Elsmo

March 22: The Physics of Sailing with Sam Norrell

March 29: The Personal Power of Qi: A Revolution in Sports Psychology with Andrew O. Jackson

April 5Advanced Racing Tactics (Rescheduled) with Dave Elsmo

Event Type
Educational Event (passive learning, no rating)
Cancellation, Reschedule, and Refund Information
If this event is cancelled more than 24 hours in advance, participants will be notified via the email associated with their membership account. If the event needs to be cancelled within 24 hours of the event start time, the instructor will call each participant individually via the phone number associated with their membership account.
Equipment/ Gear Required by Participant
This event will occur on land. Participants are welcome to attend in their regular attire, no need for sailing clothes.

Registration Count

Registration Type Registrations Remaining
All Participants 15 35