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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.


Brad DellBrad Dellenbaugh grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut, sailing on Long Island Sound.  Brad has been involved in three Olympic campaigns in the Soling class, as well as serving as tactician or helmsman in numerous national, continental and world championships in a wide variety of one-designs and offshore boats.

bluecoolfishBrad has been a teacher, lecturer, and coach for over forty years, including coaching sailing teams at Brown University and the U.S. Naval Academy, and he recently retired after twelve years as the Sailing Director at the New York Yacht Club. He is an International Judge and Umpire and has been involved in the America’s Cup competition as an umpire since 2002.

Brad's technical and humorous drawings have appeared in every issue of Speed & Smarts newsletter, and in every edition of Dave Perry’s Understanding the Racing Rules.