9. Sailing, Flow, and Fulfillment

  1. Fritz Allhoff
  1. Steve Matthews

Published Online: 11 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118336465.ch9

Sailing - Philosophy for Everyone: Catching the Drift of Why We Sail

Sailing - Philosophy for Everyone: Catching the Drift of Why We Sail

How to Cite

Matthews, S. (2012) Sailing, Flow, and Fulfillment, in Sailing - Philosophy for Everyone: Catching the Drift of Why We Sail (ed F. Allhoff), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118336465.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

Author Information

  1. Australian Catholic University, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 JUL 2012

Book Series:

  1. Philosophy for Everyone

Book Series Editors:

  1. Patrick Goold

Series Editor Information

  1. Virginia Wesleyan College, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671856

Online ISBN: 9781118336465

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Keywords:

  • sailing, flow and fulfillment, integration for success of flow;
  • Csíkszentmihályi's words, experience of sailing as having great qualities;
  • skilled movements in sailing, equipment “an extension of oneself”;
  • excellence in sailing, a fulfillment rarely attained;
  • windsurfing and yachting, energy from wind/water movement;
  • windsurfing experience, insofar as skill/concentration/movement;
  • the carve jibe, a downwind turn performed correctly, being pure joy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Key: Losing Oneself

  • Windsurfing

  • Performance, Psychology, and Embedded Cognition

  • Windsurfing and Flow