Lessons From Olympic Sailing By David Dellenbaugh

Presented by Off Soundings Club and Eastern CT Sailing Association

Thursday, 4/21/2016 7:30PM

Shennecossett Yacht Club
1010 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340

David Dellenbaugh, US Sailing Team Coach, will give inside scoop on what is happening down in Rio. He will provide a look into Olympic sailing and offer some lessons that ECSA sailors can apply to their racing. Topics will include sailing in current, how to play windshifts, regatta routines, the value of extra wind pressure, the cost of maneuvers and upwind strategic choices. 

Dellenbaugh continues to fascinate his audience with the strategies and challenges presented by sailing in the lee of Sugarloaf Mountain with a generous rip of current.  He will talk about how an Opti kid can become an Olympian  and will bring the excitement from Rio right to each person in the room. Bring your junior sailors!

The presentation will include photos and videos from David's work with the team in the U.S. and Rio, and will include an update on the US Team and their Olympic preparations.

Why not treat your loyal and hard-working crew to an evening out - come early for drinks and a snack.    And don't forget to bring along a Junior Sailor or two (or 3 or 4) as these young racers would certainly enjoy hearing all about the Olympics - it's free for the kids!


Dave DellenbaughDavid Dellenbaugh is the US Sailing Team Coach.  He is also the publisher, editor and author of Speed & Smarts. 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. David is also a Lightning world champion, two-time Congressional Cup winner, six-time Thistle national champion, two-time winner of the Canada's Cup, two-time Prince of Wales U.S. match racing champion, past winner of the U.S. team racing championships for the Hinman Trophy. David was an associate editor of Sailing World and the original author of its popular "Around The Buoys" column.  

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