Meet Our Instructors

David Dellenbaugh

David Dellenbaugh is 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.

He is a co-author of Smallboat Sailing, published by Sports Illustrated, and author of the Quick Reference Rules card. Dellenbaugh also wrote and narrated the Learn The Racing Rules video set.

As a previous director of marketing for North Sails, he wrote the North U. Fast, Smart, One-Design and Cruising courses. He is currently the chairman of the US Sailing Racing Rules Committee.