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!).
David Dellenbaugh, winning Americas Cup tactician, is the author of Speed & Smarts and Learn The Racing Rules.
This issue is all about tactical moves that will help you navigate your way around the race course amidst a fleet of boats. Topics include: why you should avoid tactics whenever possible • the different general types of tactics • tricks for approaching the starting line • assessing your tactical risk • keeping your tactical options open • first beat versus second beat tactics • port-tack approaches to the windward mark • making strategic-tactical compromises • keeping clear lanes downwind • exiting the leeward mark • and more.