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Speed & Smarts is a bi-monthly newsletter packed with tips to improve your racing performance. It's written by winning AC tactician David Dellenbaugh, and each issue has 16 pages full of instructional advice on tactics, strategy, speed, boathandling and rules (plus there's no advertising!).

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David Dellenbaugh, winning Americas Cup tactician, is the author of Speed & Smarts and Learn The Racing Rules.

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THEME:Upwind vs. Downwind

Most races today are sailed on windward-leeward courses, so in order to be successful sailors must be smart and fast at racing both upwind and downwind. Fortunately, a lot of the skills and strategies that apply to beats are also valuable on runs, and vice versa. For example, when . . .  MORE


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