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Dave Dellenbaugh Presents: Speed & Smarts
Posted On: April 11, 2018

EYC Sailing Committee Speaker Series

Strategy & Tactics Presented by Speed & Smarts

Saturday, April 28, 2018 / 8:30am - 4:00pm

EYC Sailing Center

The EYC Sailing Committee has partnered with David Dellenbaugh, publisher, editor and author of the newsletter Speed & Smarts. David has taught hundreds of seminars around the country about strategy, tactics, racing rules and boatspeed based on material that has appeared in his newsletter. We hope you can join us for this event.

Schedule - We are scheduled to run two half-day courses as follows:
8:30-9:00 Arrival, registration
9:00-12:00 Seminar 1: Starting Strategy and Tactics
12:00-1:00 Lunch break (lunch provided by Eastern Yacht Club)
1:00-4:00 Seminar 2: Upwind Strategy and Tactics

Morning Session 1: Starting

This seminar examines the strategy and tactics of Starting. Topics include starting philosophy, pre-start planning, picking a place to start, the importance of line bias, using a line sight, current, defending your hole, making a final approach, coming off the line, troubleshooting, evaluating risk, key racing rules and more!

Afternoon Session 2: Upwind
This seminar explains the strategy and tactics of racing Upwind. Topics include how to pick the favored side, windshift strategy, risk and reward, first beat vs. second beat, laylines, current, strategic rules of thumb, covering, wind shadows, tactical positioning, light vs. heavy air, fleet management, key racing rules, and more!

All seminar participants get:

  • A course workbook you can use to track the discussion and take notes.
  • A 16-page issue of Speed & Smarts that covers the seminar topic. We will e-mail this to you after the seminar.
  • A special seminar discount on all educational materials from Speed & Smarts, including subscriptions, back issues and our new online training course called ‘Learn The Racing Rules 2020.'
This event is open to the public. Sign up is available on the EYC website HERE. Prices are: $60 in advance/$65 at the door, $50/$55 for members, $25 for school-age sailors. Chili lunch included.



Eastern Yacht Club, 47 Foster Street, Marblehead, MA 01945, 781.631.1400, www.easternyc.org