Crimson Sailing Academy

at Harvard

Bern Noack

Bern Noack
  • Bern is the Harvard Assistant Sailing Coach. He started teaching children how to sail at the Yale Corinthian Yacht Club 30 years ago. Bern has been teaching beginners to sail ever since.
  • Collegiate Coach for 27 years. Coached more than 30 All-Americans, 4 College Sailors of the Year. His teams have won 9 separate ICSA (Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association) Championships and 5 Fowle Trophies for the best performance by a team in the ICSA Championships.
  • Single-handed coach for the US Sailing Elite Youth Development Team and the Under 18 and Under 23 US Sailing Team from 2007 to 2009.
  • Graduated from Yale University and was Commodore of the Yale Corinthian Yacht Club.
  • Bern and his wife Riza are the parents of two boys, Paco, 15 years old, and Nico, 13 years old.
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Katlyn Flynn

Katlyn Flynn
  • Katlyn is a senior at Bates College in Maine.
  • She is the captain of the Bates College Sailing Club and is responsible for running practices and hosting regattas for the club.
  • This summer will be Katlyn's second year teaching CSA campers how to sail.
  • In a previous summer, she was a Sailing and Resident Camp Counselor at the Cape Code Sea Camps.
  • Katlyn also has a lot of tutoring experience, teaching SAT preparatory courses at Lewiston High School and teaching English to Swedish children in Stockholm, Sweden.

Alma Lafler

Alma Lafler
  • Alma is a senior at Harvard College where she is majoring in Animation. She has worked in Cambridge and NYC as an animation and graphic design freelancer.
  • Alma sailed for Harvard in the 2011 National Championship placing third.
  • Alma is from Cambridge, MA, where she graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.
  • This will be Alma's fourth summer teaching the CSA campers.

Victoria Hain

Victoria Hain
  • Victoria is a rising freshman at Washington University in St Louis where she will major in the Pre-dental sciences with a minor in music.
  • Victoria is a proud graduate of the Crimson Sailing Academy and has been sailing there since 2010.
  • This year Victoria graduated from Winchester High School with honors.
  • Victoria's other interests include volleyball, percussion and scuba diving.

Our instructors' certifications include CPR, First Aid, US Sailing Level One and Two Instructor, and Lifeguarding.

Job Opening: Summer Sailing Instructor

We are seeking a sailing instructor for our learn-to-sail program teaching kids 11-17 years of age to sail in 420s and FJs. Camp runs for 5 consecutive weeks from July 11 to August 12. Instructors must be at least of college age.

Pay will be commensurate with experience. There is potential for additional income by teaching adult classes in June and stewarding for Harvard Sailing Recreational Program during the week and weekends from June 1 - August 31.

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