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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.

Webinar Replays

Dave's Webinars Dave has been busy creating and running several webinar series on a variety of topics. Some of these have ended, but those recorded sessions are now available for purchase at a reduced price. When you buy a webinar series, we’ll send you links to the replays of all the sessions, and you can view them at your convenience. The replays are available indefinitely and can be watched an unlimited number of times. We will also send you a free back issue of Speed & Smarts for each session in the series (except for The Daves).

Webinar Series
These webinars were completed and the recordings are available for purchase.
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DEFEAT THE BEAT Defeat the Beat REPLAY4web This four-part webinar series is all about how to be more successful on windward legs. Sailing upwind smartly and quickly is often the key to a successful race, and this webinar series will take a wholistic look at the ingredients you need to 'defeat the beat.' The four sessions are about Strategy, Rules, Speed and Tactics. Specific topics include picking the favored side, playing wind shifts, current, measuring risk, crossing tactics, covering, tacking, understanding key rules, rules at windward marks, sail trim guides, changing gears and lots more! All sessions are run by Dave Dellenbaugh and go for about 90 minutes. The $40 Replay fee includes:  a) links to view all four sessions (as often as you want);  and b) all pre-read materials that were sent out before each session. To purchase the ‘Defeat the Beat' Replay series,
click here.
WIND STRATEGIES Wind Strategies Replay Banner Understanding the wind is a key ingredient in successful sailboat racing. This unique four-part webinar series examines how to take advantage of puffs, lulls and wind shifts from meteorological and strategic racing perspectives. Meteorologist Chelsea Carlson looks at changes in wind pressure and direction from a weather point of view, with a focus on using clues (e.g. clouds, the presence of land) to predict what the wind will do next. Coach Dave Dellenbaugh explains how to translate your understanding of puffs, lulls and shifts into practical race-winning strategic moves, both upwind and downwind. All sessions are about 90 minutes. The $40 Replay fee includes: a) links to view all four sessions (as often as you want); b) all pre-read materials that were sent out before each session; and c) link to a Google Doc with 75 questions and answers from the series. To purchase the ‘Wind Strategies' Replay series, click here.
THE DAVES 2: Rules at Marks and Obstructions The Daves 2 Replay Banner This new four-part webinar series offers a detailed explanation of three complex rules that come into play at marks and obstructions: Rule 18 (Mark-Room); Rule 19 (Room to Pass an Obstruction); and Rule 20 (Room to Tack at an Obstruction). Dave Dellenbaugh and Dave Perry explain the meaning of each rule (including all the changes to those rules in the 2021-2024 rulebook) and take an in-depth look at common situations at marks and obstructions around the race course. The Daves use videos, quizzes, animation and frequent references to relevant appeals and cases. While one Dave is presenting, the other Dave is answering questions in the Chat (all included in this package). All sessions are 90+ minutes. The $40 Replay fee includes: a) links to view all four sessions (as often as you want); b) all pre-read materials that were sent out before each session; and c) link to a Google Doc with 60 rules questions and answers from the series. To purchase the ‘Rules at Marks and Obstructions’ Replay series, click here.
START SMART
 
 Start Smart Webinar Banner Starting is often the key to a successful finish, and this webinar series takes a wholistic look at the ingredients you need to get a smart start. Topics include deciding where on the line to position yourself, understanding the key starting rules, developing tactics to stay in control of your start, and what you can do when you get a start that's not so great. Four 90-minute sessions led by Dave Dellenbaugh. The $40 Replay fee includes links to view the replays of all four sessions, plus a free copy of Speed & Smarts for each topic (4 total). To purchase the 'START SMART'
Replay series,
click here.
RACERS’ BLEND Racers Blend Replay Banner This webinar series has five parts, all led by Dave Dellenbaugh. The series covers a mix of strategic, tactical and boatspeed topics including: Windshift Strategies, Light vs. Heavy Air, Upwind vs. Downwind, Starting Tactics and Leeward Mark Roundings. Sessions are about 90 minutes each. The $40 Replay fee includes links to view the replays of all five sessions, plus a free copy of Speed & Smarts for each topic (5 total). To purchase the 'RACERS’ BLEND'
Replay series,
click here.
COMEBACK Comeback Replay Banner This unique four-part webinar series is all about what to do when you find yourself in the middle or back of the fleet. How do you get back on track, modify your game plan, avoid other boats, and go fast enough to get a reasonable finish position? Topics are Starting Recovery, Boatspeed Blues, Mid-Pack Tactics and Playing Catch-Up.Each session is about 90 minutes led by Dave Dellenbaugh. The $40 Replay fee includes links to view all four sessions, plus four free back issues of Speed & Smarts (one for each topic). To purchase the 'Comeback'
Replay series,
click here.

THE DAVES: A Few of Our Favorite Rules

The DAVES Replay Banner This unique four-part webinar series is led jointly by Dave Dellenbaugh and Dave Perry. In each 90-minute session, one of them leads a 'deep-dive' into a specific right-of-way rule to understand its meaning and how it applies tactically around the race course. Topics include: Port - Starboard (Rule 10); Avoiding Contact (Rule 14); Changing Course (Rule 16); and Proper Course (Rule 17). The $40 Replay fee includes links to view the replay of all four sessions, plus a link to the transcript of all questions that were asked and answered during the series. To purchase the 'The Daves'
Replay series,
click here.

LET’S TALK TACTICS


Lets Talk Tactics Replay Banner This four-part webinar series covers tactics and rules at four key parts of the race course, from start to finish. Topics include tactics and rules at the Start, Upwind, Downwind and Finish.Each session is 80 to 90 minutes led by Dave Dellenbaugh.

The $40 Replay fee includes links to view all four sessions, plus four free back issues of Speed & Smarts (one for each topic).

To purchase the 'Let’s Talk Tactics'
Replay series,
click here.
SAIL SMART

Sail Smart Replay Banner

This three-part webinar series covers a mix of strategic, tactical and boat speed topics including Windshift Strategies, Boatspeed Essentials and Leeward Mark Roundings..  Each session is 80 to 90 minutes led by Dave Dellenbaugh.

The $30 Replay fee includes links to view all three sessions, plus three free back issues of Speed & Smarts (one for each topic). To purchase the 'Sail Smart'
Replay series,
click here.

 

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