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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 Schedule

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Dave is running a bunch of webinars about different racing topics. All are open to the public.
All webinars include free unlimited access to the recording of each webinar session after it’s done.
If you are interested in attending any of these webinar series (or getting more info), click on the appropriate ‘Register here' link.
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Upcoming Webinars:

Webinar Series  Price

Description, Dates and Topics

Boatspeed & Sail Trim

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$55    Includes: 1) four live webinars; 2) pre-read materials for each session; 3) a link to all written Q&As from the series; and 4) unlimited access to the REPLAYS of all four sessions (in case you miss any).

The newest webinar series from Dave Dellenbaugh is a 'deep-dive' into the topics of BOAT SPEED and SAIL TRIM. Each week we will look closely at a number of variables that are key to making your boat go fast, both upwind and downwind. These include mainsail trim, jib/genoa trim, spinnaker trim (both symmetrical and asymmetrical), evaluating speed, changing gears, finding the 'groove,' target speeds, crew communication, fast maneuvering and much more. The content is geared to all types of boats for both skippers and crews.

The sessions are all on Wednesdays in February at 7:30 pm US EST (GMT -5). Each runs about 90 minutes and includes video, quizzes, photos, diagrams, charts, etc.

Feb 02      GO-FAST ESSENTIALS

Feb 09      UPWIND SPEED

Feb 16      UPWIND TRIM

Feb 23      DOWNWIND SPEED


 

Outwit The Wind

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$55    Includes: 1) four live webinars; 2) pre-read materials for each session; 3) a link to all written Q&As from the series; and 4) unlimited access to the REPLAYS of all four sessions (in case you miss any).

This upcoming four-part webinar series from Dave Dellenbaugh is an in-depth look at how you can use changes in wind direction and strength to your advantage. Each week we will look closely at a number of wind-related variables that are key to sailing smart, both upwind and downwind. These include setting strategic priorities, when to tack in an oscillating shift, playing persistent shifts, why you should play the 'last' shift as persistent, what to do when the wind shifts are both oscillating and persistent, wind terminology, how to find more pressure, the wind effects from other boats and much more. The content is geared to all types of boats for both skippers and crews.

The sessions are all on Thursdays in March at 7:30 pm US Eastern time. Each runs about 90 minutes and includes video, quizzes, photos, diagrams, charts, etc.

March 03      WIND TACTICS

March 10      OSCILLATING SHIFTS

March 17      PERSISTENT SHIFTS

March 24      PUFFS AND LULLS

Race-Course BOOKENDS

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$55    Includes: 1) four live webinars; 2) pre-read materials for each session; 3) a link to all written Q&As from the series; and 4) unlimited access to the REPLAYS of all four sessions (in case you miss any).

This webinar series with Dave Dellenbaugh will offer an in-depth look at two critical parts of every race – the beginning and the end! The series will cover a bunch of specific strategies, tactics and rule scenarios to help you be more successful when starting and finishing. Topics include making a strategic plan for the start, determining the favored end (and by how much), prioritizing strategy vs. tactics, how to avoid being controlled by other boats, making your critical final approach, overcoming mid-line sag, recovering from a bad start, how the rules differ for starting vs. finishing, picking the favored end at the finish, and how to beat nearby boats across the line. The content is geared to all types of boats for both skippers and crews.

The sessions are all on Mondays in April/May at 7:30 pm US EDT (GMT -4). Each runs about 90 minutes and includes video, quizzes, photos, diagrams, charts, etc.

April 11      STARTING STRATEGY

April 18      STARTING TACTICS

April 25      START/FINISH RULES

May 02      FINISHING TACTICS

Light Air & Heavy Air

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$55    Includes: 1) four live webinars; 2) pre-read materials for each session; 3) a link to all written Q&As from the series; and 4) unlimited access to the REPLAYS of all four sessions (in case you miss any).

Dave's last webinar of the spring will be an in-depth look at how to sail fast and smart in light and heavy air. This series will explain how speed, strategy and tactics vary according to wind pressure. In the first two sessions we'll look at how to sail fast in light and heavy air, including what's different between the two, and why. In parts 3 and 4 we'll look at strategy and tactics and how these are greatly influenced by wind speed. Specific topics include strategic priorities, wind shadows, the cost of tacking and jibing, managing windward helm, weight placement, heel angle, ideal sail shape (e.g. twist, depth), and much more. The content is geared to all types of boats for both skippers and crews, upwind and downwind.

The sessions are on Mondays (and one Tuesday) in May/June at 7:30 pm US EDT (GMT -4). Each runs about 90 minutes and includes video, quizzes, photos, diagrams, charts, etc.

May 23       LIGHT AIR - SPEED

May 31       HEAVY AIR - SPEED

June 06      LIGHT AIR - STRATEGY

June 13      HEAVY AIR - STRATEGY

 

 

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