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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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144 Starting Strategy

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ISSUE #: 144
THEME: Starting Strategy
DATE: May/Jun 2018

CONTENTS:This issue is all about how to determine where on the starting line you should start. Topics include a discussion about:

  • strategy vs. tactics
  • goals at the start 
  • ingredients of a first-beat strategy
  • developing a starting plan
  • measuring and evaluating line bias
  • the importance of position on the line
  • when (and when not) to start at the boat, pin and middle
  • a starting strategy planner
  • and how other boats affect your strategy.