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ellenbaugh is the publisher, editor and author of Speed & Smarts racing newsletter. He was the tactician and starting helmsman on America3 during her successful defense of the America's Cup in 1992 and sailed in three other America's Cup campaigns from 1986 to 2007. David is also a Lightning world champion, two-time Congressional Cup winner, seven-time Thistle national champion, two-time winner of the Canada's Cup, three-time Prince of Wales U.S. match racing champion and past winner of the U.S. team racing championships for the Hinman Trophy.
     Dellenbaugh was an associate editor of Sailing World and the original author of its popular Around The Buoys column. He is a co-author of Smallboat Sailing, published by Sports Illustrated, and wrote and narrated the Learn The Racing Rules video set. As director of marketing for North Sails, David helped write the North U. Fast, Smart, One-Design and Cruising courses. He is currently a member of the US Sailing Racing Rules Committee (and was its chairman from 2005-2008). As a board member of the Southport Sailing Foundation, he created the CleverPig.org website for aspiring young racing sailors. David also does clinics and seminars, coached Team Maclaren (Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer, and Deb Capozzi) in their match racing campaign from 2010 through the 2012 Olympics, and is currently a tactical coach for the US Sailing Team during the run-up to the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Joanne DeLuca is the Speed & Smarts office manager. Joanne handles the subscriber database and all customer service functions. Basically, Joanne does all the jobs that are necessary to keep things running smoothly.

Brad Dellenbaugh is the newsletter artist. Besides Speed & Smarts, Brad's humorous and accurate drawings have appeared in many other publications and places. Brad is the Sailing Director for the New York Yacht Club, a former Olympic Soling campaigner and was the chief umpire at the 2007 America's Cup in Valencia.

JH Peterson has been the unofficial Speed & Smarts photographer ever since the newsletter's first issue  came out in 1994. Almost all of the photos that have appeared in the newsletter were taken by JH. He has photographed most of the leading sailing events in North America for more than three decades and is a regular contributor to SAIL and Sailing World. JH has covered countless one-design regattas, from Optis to TP52s to Olympic classes, including dozens of Midwinter, North American and World Championships, as well as hundreds of offshore events, like the Newport-Bermuda, SF Big Boat Series, most all the Key West Race Weeks over the past two decades and seven America's Cup campaigns.