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 32 years ago. Bern has been teaching beginners to sail ever since.
  • Collegiate Coach for 29 years. Coached more than 35 All-Americans, 5 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, 18 years old, and Nico, 16 years old.
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Victoria Hain

Victoria Hain
  • Victoria is a senior at Washington University in St Louis where she majors in Ecology & Evolution and minors in Anthropology.
  • Next year she will be attending dental school at Rutgers University.
  • Victoria is a proud graduate of the Crimson Sailing Academy. This will be her fourth year teaching at the academy.
  • At Washington University, Victoria sings with the acapella group, The Ghost Lights, and plays percussion with CRASH at Wash U.
  • Victoria graduated from Winchester High School with honors.
  • Victoria's other interests include volleyball, percussion and scuba diving.
  • Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED Certified.


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


Job Opening: Summer Sailing Instructor

We are seeking sailing instructors for our learn-to-sail program teaching kids 11-17 years of age to sail in 420s and FJs. Camp runs for 6 weeks from June 24 to August 2.

Requirements: Instructors must be at least of college age and first aid certified. We will pay for classes for instructors who are willing to get Lifeguard Certified.

Pay will be commensurate with experience and certification.

There is potential for additional income by teaching adult classes, giving private lessons and stewarding for Harvard Sailing Recreational Program during the week and weekends from June 1 - August 31.

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