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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.

Latest Issue


THEME: Playbook 3 - Downwind

Running makes up roughly half of most races we sail these days, so to be successful you need a repertoire of proven downwind strategies and tactics that will work for all types of boats across a wide range of conditions. That’s what this issue is all about . . .  . . .  MORE


PDF emailed: 05/27
Print mailed: 06/06


  • 2014 – 20 Years of Speed and Smarts!
  • New! Back issue 'Bundles'! Check 'em out here
  • Next issue (#131) coming soon; Playbook #4 about mark roundings.