Existing Members

Speed & Smarts Newsletter

Welcome to your newest exclusive US Sailing Member Benefit – curated content from Dave Dellenbaugh’s Speed & Smarts. Speed & Smarts is a bi-monthly newsletter packed with tips to improve your racing performance. It’s written by America’s Cup winning tactician Dave Dellenbaugh, and each issue is chock-full with instructional advice on tactics, strategy, speed, boathandling and rules.

As a US Sailing Member you will have access to six issues from the Speed & Smarts archive, specially packaged and selected by Dave himself. Speed & Smarts will help you improve and refine your racing skills, giving you that advantage you need to be the quickest around the racecourse.

Below are the current issues available. More issues will become available from time to time, so make sure to check back often. To hone your racing skills even further, please visit Dave Dellenbaugh’s Speed & Smarts website, where you can test your smarts as well as find even more advice and tips. Enjoy, and good luck on the racecourse!


David Dellenbaugh is the publisher, editor and author of Speed & Smarts racing newsletter. He was the tactician and starting helmsman on America3 during her successful defense of the America’s Cup in 1992 and sailed in three other America’s Cup campaigns from 1986 to 2007. David is also a Lightning world champion, two-time Congressional Cup winner, seven-time Thistle national champion, two-time winner of the Canada’s Cup, three-time U.S. Match Racing Champion and past winner of the U.S. Team Racing Championship. Dellenbaugh is a long-time member of the US Sailing Racing Rules Committee and was its chairman from 2005-2008. He is the creator and narrator of Learn The Racing Rules 2017-2020, an online training course, and he was a coach for the US Sailing Team during the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016 and the Paralympic Games in 2016. During the past 30 years, David has led hundreds of seminars around the country on tactics, strategy and rules, and has spent hundreds of days on the water coaching sailors in all types of boats.