Crimson Sailing Academy

at Harvard

Bern Noack

Bern Noack

Bern Noack has been a collegiate coach since 1989. He has coached more than 35 All-Americans and 5 College Sailors of the Year. As the Harvard Assistant Sailing Coach, Bern led the Crimson to the 2002 and 2003 Intercollegiate Sailing Association North American Team Racing Championship and to the 2003 and 2018 Men's Single-Handed Championship. In 2005 the Crimson won their 5th consecutive Fowle Trophy as ICSA's Team of the Year. From 2007 to 2009 Bern was the single-handed coach for the US Sailing Elite Youth Development Team and the Under 18 and Under 23 US Sailing Team. In addition, Bern coaches many high school and junior sailors at clinics nationwide.


Lasers, Team Racing, Collegiate FJs and 420s

Bern Noack

Collegiate Coaching


Harvard University, Assistant Sailing Coach

  • Lead team to 9 ICSA Championships (1 Dinghy, 2 Team Racing, 1 Men's Single-handed, 2 Women's Single-handed, 2 Sloop, and 1 Women's Dinghy)
  • Developed 3 College Sailor's of the Year ('02 Sean Doyle, '03 Clay Bischoff, '04 Cardwell Potts) and 1 Female College Sailor of the Year ('04 Genny Tulloch)
  • Lead team to 5 consecutive Fowle Trophies as ICSA "Team of the Year"('01-'05)

Boston University, Sailing Coach

  • Lead them to a 2nd in Dinghy Championship,2nd in Team Racing,1st in Sloops, and 5th in Men's Single-handed
  • BU Sailor Tim Wadlow College Sailor of the Year

US Coast Guard Academy, Varsity Dinghy Coach

Fall '89

Yale University, Noyes Coaching Fellow

Spring '89

US Naval Academy, Assistant Coach

Bern Noack

Private Coaching

2010-... Crimson Sailing Academy
Established the school. Developed and ran youth and adult sailing programs. Hired and trained instructors.
2010 Laser Mid-Winters East, Danish and Finnish Laser Radial Sailing Team,
Coached Alberte Lindberg- 5th, Maiken Foght Schutt-3rd, and Sari Multala-6th
2009 Under 18 and Under 23 US Sailing Team Single-handed coach
2007-2008 US Sailing Elite Youth Development Team Coach
2008-... US Sailing Level II Coaching Certification
2004-... Collegiate Racing Clinics at Harvard
Developed and ran fleet and team racing clinics introducing high school sailors to college technique.
2007 Laser Olympic Trials, Clay Johnson-3rd
'03-'06,'08 US Youth Championship Clinic
2005 ISAF Team Racing World Championship, USA2 (Silver Panda)-2nd
2002-2003 US Laser Radial Youth Worlds
2003 Open Yngling World Championship, Team Atkins-10th
2000 US Sailing Junior women's Single-handed Champs, Leiter Cup Clinic Director
2000-2003 Krysia Pohl, 2nd place finisher US Olympic Trials
1999-2000 Ben Richardson, 10th place finisher US Olympic Trials
1999-2000 Krysia Pohl, 4th place finisher US Olympic Trials
1999 US Sailing Youth World Championship, Laser (boys) and Laser Radials (girls)
1990-1995 US Sailing Level I Clinic Director
Bern Noack



2015 Laser Master Worlds-7th Standard Masters
2011 Laser Master Worlds-8th Standard Masters
2009 Laser Master Worlds-6th Standard Apprentice
2006 Olympic Pre-Trials-11th
1996 Olympic Trials-16th
1996 North Americans-2nd
1996 Atlantic Coasts-2nd
1993 Worlds-29th
1993 English Nationals-4th
1992 Nationals-2nd

Team Racing

1994 US Championship (Hinman)-5th
1993 US Championship (Hinman)-3rd
1990 US Championship (Hinman)-4th

Vanguard 15

'96,'98,'99 Hyannis Regatta - 1st




1987-1988 Varsity A-Division Skipper at Yale


1988 Yale University, New Haven, CT, Bachelor of Arts Physics

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