Via a partner I got the a request for a training program: ‘Maybe it’s something for you?’. At first I thought it was an odd request: a 6-month training stage for 58 young athletes from a training base of the Chinese Yachting Association in Kunming and I let it pass for a few days. My second thought was: I can’t let it pass just because it sounds like an odd project, it is China and they do projects like this in other sports already! I would feel foolish if I didn’t even try and see someone else running the project in a few months. Well, foolish I did feel for a while after I came back from signing the contract all the way in China: it turned out to be a scam.