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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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148 Downwind Strategy

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ISSUE #: 148
THEME: Downwind Strategy
DATE: Sept/Oct 2098

CONTENTS:S ailing downwind is a critical part of almost every race these days. To be successful on leeward legs you need good boatspeed, solid boat-to-boat tactical moves and, perhaps most importantly, a smart strategic plan. You can be the fastest boat in the fleet with the best tactics, but those strengths won’t help much if you miss
a big windshift or an area of pressure and go the wrong way. That’s why you need a strategic plan to help you take the fastest route down the run. This issue is all about that – how to put together and execute a downwind strategy.