If you’re like most racing sailors, you enjoy learning and you will do almost anything to sail your boat faster and smarter. That’s why you should subscribe to Speed & Smarts.
Speed & Smarts is a bi-monthly instructional newsletter that’s been around for almost 25 years! It is written by winning America’s Cup tactician David Dellenbaugh for all racers, including crews, skippers, big boat and one-design sailors. Every issue has 16 color pages and covers a specific theme with practical tips, techniques and strategies to help you win more races.
Of course, winning isn’t everything. You can’t win every race, but every race can help you learn how to improve your performance for the next race or regatta. That’s what Speed & Smarts is all about!
- Starting strategy
- Starting tactics
- Upwind srategy
- Upwind tactics
- Downwind strategy
- Downwind tactics
- Sail trim
- Boathandling tips
- Racing rules
- Communication decision-making
...and much more!
Every issue is packed full of advice and tips to improve your race results!
The purpose of Speed & Smarts is to give sailors a regular dose of tips and techniques to help them sail their boat faster and smarter. This makes racing more fun and gives them a better chance of finishing near the top of their fleet. The newsletter covers a wide range of critical skills such as tactics, strategy, speed, boathandling, rules and much more. Each issue addresses one main theme and includes:
- Concise, easy-to-understand articles;
- Practical tools like charts, graphs, lists and quizzes;
- Photos and diagrams to explain key principles; and
- No advertising!