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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.

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"You can’t always win the race, but you can always learn something that will give you a better chance of winning the next race."

This has always been the guiding philosophy behind Speed & Smarts newsletter, and now it applies to our new Strategy and Tactics Webinars as well.

Most sailors want to keep learning, and that’s what these webinars are all about. They’re filled with race-winning tips, tricks and wisdom, much of which comes from 25 years of Speed & Smarts newsletters.

We are currently offering webinars on many topics including starting strategy, starting tactics, starting recovery, upwind strategy and tactics, downwind strategy and tactics, racing rules, windward mark rounding, leeward mark rounding, finishing, tacking and jibing, boat speed, wind shift strategies, current and more.

All webinars are led by Dave Dellenbaugh using videos, diagrams, photos and an actual whiteboard. Dave encourages audience questions and interactions with Q&A, chat and polls. Each session lasts about 80 minutes; afterward each participant receives a link to a replay of the session plus a free back issue of Speed & Smarts on the webinar topic.

If you are interested in attending any of these webinar series (or getting more info), please go to our Schedule page here.


If you have any webinar questions or you’d like to join our list for news about future webinars, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. here.Thanks!

If your group might be interested in hosting a webinar at any time in 2020, please click here.

If you can’t attend a webinar but would like to purchase the seminar workbooks, click here.

You can pay for a webinar here if you do not have a PayPal account and want to use a credit card.