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Strategy and Tactics

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Is your club or fleet interested in hosting a racing seminar during the off-season? Speed &?Smarts author David Dellenbaugh is a popular speaker on subjects such as racing strategy, tactics and rules. To find out more about rates, available dates and other questions, contact David:
Speed & Smarts author David Dellenbaugh and his brother Brad have created a series of seminars based on material that has appeared in Speed & Smarts during the past 20 years. For the winter and spring of 2019 we are offering the following seminars:
1. STARTING  Strategy and Tactics – A three-hour seminar on smart strategies and tactics for starting. Introduced 2018
2. UPWIND  Strategy and Tactics – A three-hour seminar on smart strategies and tactics for upwind legs. Introduced 2018

3. DOWNWIND  Strategy and Tactics – A three-hour seminar on smart strategies and tactics for runs and reaches. New for 2019!
4. MARK ROUNDING  Techniques, Tactics and Rules – A three-hour seminar on how to make fast and trouble-free mark roundings and finishes. New for 2019!

5. Drone's-Eye View Around the Race Course  A two-hour seminar on strategy, tactics and rules using drone video of situations at key locations around the course (including the start, upwind leg, windward mark, downwind leg, leeward mark and finish).

HOSTING: If you might be interested in hosting one of these seminars at your club in the future, send us an email with your name and the name of your club or group. We will email you a flier with details about content, costs, scheduling and other info.
Some dates are available in October, November and December of 2018.
We will begin scheduling for 2019 in September 2018. 

In 2018 we held Speed & Smarts seminars in the following places:

Feb 10 Port Credit YC, Toronto, ON

Feb 17 Corinthian YC, Philadelphia, PA

Feb 24 Birmingham YC, AL

Mar 8 Atlantic Highlands YC, NJ

Mar 10 Lake Beulah YC, WI

Mar 18 Duxbury Bay Maritime School, MA

Mar 24 City Island YC, NY

Mar 25 Indian Harbor YC, CT

Mar 31 Oakcliff Sailing Center, Oyster Bay, NY

Apr 7 Essex Yacht Club, CT

Apr 21 Montreal, QUE

Apr 22  Saratoga Lake, NY

Apr 28 Eastern YC, Marblehead, MA

May 12 Falmouth YC, Cape Cod, MA

May 16 Lake Champlain YC, Burlington, VT

May 19 Breakwater YC, Long Island, NY

June 1  Bay Head YC, NJ