Crimson Sailing Academy

at Harvard

Status: Cancelled

Bern Noack available for Coaching

We regret to inform you that we will be unable to run the clinics this summer. Due to Harvard University's continued COVID-19 response, we are not permitted to run any programs at the Harvard Sailing Center. We are sorry we won't be able to run the clinics, but we hope to have them all back on the schedule for next summer.

As a result I am available for clinics at your club or sailing center. Areas of particular expertise include Lasers and Laser Radials (ILCA 6 and 7), team racing and collegiate dinghies. I have raced in three senior Laser World Championships and three Laser Masters World Championships most recently placing 7th in the Master's division at 2015 Worlds, and my Harvard sailors have won 14 NEISA Men's and Women's Singlehanded Championships and 4 ICSA Men's and Women's Singlehanded Championships. Click here to read my resume. Please email me if you are interested.

- Coach Bern

The Advanced Team Racing Clinic is a clinic designed for the high school, junior sailing or college club team racer who wants to raise his/her game to a higher level. The clinic will cover the fundamental attitude, the overall plan and the fine details of execution required to team race at the highest level. These three elements have been the foundation for success for teams in high school, college and at the international level. The clinic will include classroom, video, and on-the-water sessions. Sailing will take place in Harvard's fleet of FJ dinghies. Come as a skipper, pair or team. A minimum of 6 boats is required for the clinic to proceed. No housing is provided.

This clinic is designed for participants who have team raced before and have a basic understanding of team racing theory and techniques. They should be looking to learn the sophisticated strategies and high level execution required to be successful in collegiate team racing. This is not an introductory clinic.


Skippers can register without a crew, although we recommend that skippers come with a crew. If skippers come alone, skippers must be prepared to split their time between crewing and skippering. Crews must come with a skipper.

Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come first-served basis. A minimum of 12 sailors (6 boats) is required for the clinic to proceed. The first 20 sailors registered are guaranteed a slot. The clinic may be expanded, to a maximum of 38 sailors providing additional coaches are available.



  1. Requirements

    1. Sailor must be at least 14 years old.
    2. Sailor must be able to pass the Harvard Recreational Boating Swim Test prior to the first day of camp.


This is a day clinic only. No accommodations are provided. Housing in the Cambridge/Boston area can be expensive. We recommend booking your housing early. The Internet websites are a good source for deals on hotels.

Cancellation Policy

If the clinic proceeds as scheduled and you cancel, the following cancellation policies apply.

Drop off / Pickups

Bring to Clinic

Please bring the following personal items to make the experience more enjoyable.


Please bring lunch. Refrigeration is available. Lunchtime is sometime between 12:00 and 2:00 pm.


Valuables may be stored in lockers at the sailing center. You must provide your own padlock.


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