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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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Here is our current list of seminars for 2019. We will be adding to this list as more dates and locations are confirmed.

If you are interested in attending one of these seminars, please send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and we will put you in touch with the seminar organizer.

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Date Location Seminar Topic(s)
February 16 Pasadena, MD Starting, Upwind
February 23 Birmingham, AL Downwind, Mark Roundings
March 6 Atlantic Highlands, NJ           Drone’s-Eye View
March 8 Chicago, IL Drone’s-Eye View
March 9 Chicago, IL Starting, Mark Roundings
March 10 Lake Beulah, WI Downwind, Mark Roundings
March 16 Sag Harbor, NY Downwind, Mark Roundings
March 17 Oyster Bay, NY Downwind, Mark Roundings
March 20 Grosse Ile, MI Drone’s-Eye View
March 23 City Island, NY Downwind, Mark Roundings
March 24 Annapolis, MD Starting, Upwind
March 28 Sagamore YC, NY Drone’s-Eye View
March 30 Essex, CT Downwind, Mark Roundings
April 6 Montreal, QUE Downwind, Mark Roundings
April 7 Toronto, ONT Downwind, Mark Roundings
April 11 Nyack, NY Drone’s-Eye View
April 13 Scituate, MA Starting, Mark Roundings
April 27 Philadelphia, PA Downwind, Mark Roundings
May 4 Marblehead, MA Downwind, Mark Roundings
May 5 Marion, MA Starting, Upwind
May 9 American YC, NY Drone’s-Eye View
May 11 Lake Bluff, IL Starting, Upwind
May 13 Cedar Point YC, CT Racing Rules
May 18 Charleston, SC Upwind, Downwind
May 20 Cedar Point YC, CT Racing Rules
June 2 Shelter Island, NY Starting, Upwind
June 8 Lake Norman, NC Starting, Upwind

Other seminars are in the works and will be listed here when they are confirmed.