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Dave Dellenbaugh Sailing

David Dellenbaugh is a champion helmsman, tactician, author, coach, rules expert and seminar leader who has spent his career helping sailors sail faster and smarter.Here are the learning resources that he has created to help you improve your racing skills.


DD photo Rio72David Dellenbaugh is the publisher, editor and author of Speed & Smarts, the 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 Championship 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 online learning program. 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 website for aspiring young racing sailors. David also does clinics, seminars and a lot of coaching; he was a coach for the US Olympic Sailing Team during the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2016 Olympics and 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
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