2.4mRs docked at the Alofsin Piers in Newport, Rhode Island

"The Daves"

Master classES for The Clagett Sailing Community 

From Clagett President and Co-Founder Judy Clagett McLennan, “One of our board members saw on Scuttlebutt that Dave Perry and Dave Dellenbaugh have come up with online coaching sessions, and given the coaching relationship the Clagett sailors have with the Daves we thought it would be a great opportunity to be able to offer this to Clagett sailors."


Tuesdays, September 29th - October 27, 2020, from 7:30 - 9:00 pm EDT

Master Class Fall Series

The Dave's are back with a second online Master Class series for The Clagett Regatta sailors! 

DETAILS: In their expert and unique style, the Daves (Dave Dellenbaugh and Dave Perry) will explain and explore the tactics and strategies for getting a good start at the ends or in the middle of the line, what to do when you don’t get a good start, and what the tactics and strategies are when racing upwind and around the windward mark and downwind and around the leeward mark/gate. Each session will use visual tools such as models, animated boats and video, and will leave ample time for questions from the sailors.

This series will begin Tuesday, September 29 and will run for five weeks of 1.5 hour classes (7:30 - 9:00 PM EDT), with plenty of time for questions!

SESSION TOPICS (subject to change): 

  • Tuesday, September 29……. Tactics & Strategies for Starting at the Ends (Dave Perry presenting)
  • Tuesday, October 6……Tactics & Strategies for Starting in the Middle, and Escaping from a “Bad” Start (Dave Dellenbaugh presenting)
  • Tuesday, October 13……Tactics & Strategies for the Downwind Legs and Leeward Marks/Gates (Dave Perry presenting)
  • Tuesday, October 20……Tactics & Strategies for the Windward Legs and Windward Marks (Dave Dellenbaugh presenting)
  • Tuesday, October 27……. Ask Dave! (Dave D and Dave P answering your questions)

REGISTRATION INFO: Sign up using this form. 
Please note you are not confirmed as a participant until you receive an invitation to participate from cmr@clagettregatta.org. For more information visit The Clagett's website.

The sessions in this Series will be allocated on a first come - first served basis. Space will be given to the sailors first, and any race committee and other volunteers that would like to participate are also welcome to sign up, though we have a max number we can invite for each session. 

COST: This webinar will be free, as was our first session, for any and all Clagett folks who wish to "Zoom" into the class (up to 100 people). But we would be remiss if we didn’t suggest that if anyone wishes to make a donation we would greatly appreciate the help to off-set the cost of these fabulous virtual coaching opportunities.

Spring Series 2020

Saturdays, May 9 - June 20, 2020

Dave Dellenbaugh coaching
Dave Perry Coaching


The Daves Master Class Spring Series: May 9 - June 20, 2020

FOR WHOM: This Master Class Series is open to sailors, race officials and supporters of the Clagett community.

COST: Thanks to the generosity of the Clagett Board and supporters, this Series is completely free.

SCHEDULE: The Series will be held on seven consecutive Saturdays at 1:00pm EDT, beginning Saturday, May 9. Each session will be one hour.

THE TENT: The Daves will bring their experience in the Zoom space to make us feel like we are under the tent in Newport, RI. In each session, one of the Daves will be the primary Presenter and the other Dave will be his Wingman. The Wingman will live in the Chat Room and answer any and all questions and comments the participants put in the Chat Room. This allows for a lot of participant interaction. The Presenter will also be encouraging questions and comments at any time. With the clever Wingman system, the participants are actually learning from *both* Daves at the same time!


  • Saturday, May 9……. The Rules & Their Tactical Uses – the Starting Line (Dave Perry presenting)
  • Saturday, May 16……Boat Speed Essentials (Dave Dellenbaugh presenting)
  • Saturday, May 23……The Rules & Their Tactical Uses – the Upwind & Downwind Legs (Dave Perry presenting)
  • Saturday, May 30……Using Windshifts (Dave Dellenbaugh presenting) 
  • Saturday, June 6……. The Rules & Their Tactical Uses – the Marks (Dave Perry presenting) 
  • Saturday, June 13……Racing In Current (Dave Dellenbaugh presenting)
  • Saturday, June 20……A Mock Protest Hearing (the Daves presenting)

PRE-READS: Several days before each session, a Pre-read will be sent to the registered participants. The Pre-read will contain the Zoom link to the session, and some advance study for the upcoming session. The Daves will include their email addresses, and will encourage questions on the topic ahead of time.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, etc., please email cmr@clagettregatta.org.

REGISTRATION: Registration has closed. 

Peter Eager sailing his 2.4mR

Spring 2020 Class Recordings

Below you will find information on how to access and save class recordings of the Dave and Dave Master Classes. 

Prior to downloading or accessing these recordings, please read the following in full:

  • The Daves are requesting that these videos NOT be put on the internet in any way, shape or form, including on YouTube. These are intended for in house use of the Clagett community.
  • Recordings are organized by class date below, with either a link or download of the recording and text chat.
  • Recordings are posted below as they become available.