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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:Championship analysis

This issue is all about the lessons my crew and I learned and re-learned while racing in the 2015 Lightning International Masters Champs. The format is a race-by-race analysis of key moves and strategies that cover starting, wind shifts, how to approach and exit marks, strategizing, upwind tactics and more. The regatta was raced in Lightnings, but almost all the lessons apply to any boat, whether you sail a singlehanded dinghy, asymmetrical sport boat or handicap racer. 




PDF emailed: 09/19
Print mailed: 09/25


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