August 18-20, 2009
This three-day clinic is intended for high school and college sailors who wish to learn collegiate sailing techniques and practice like one of the top college sailing team in the country. It will be a great opportunity for sailing teams that need a little extra coaching boost to get some additional instruction. All aspects of sailing the Collegiate FJ and 420 will be
covered. Specific topics will include straight-line speed, tacking, gybing, and boat handling for starting. Please note, strategies and tactics may be covered in the clinic, however the focus will be on sailing the boats well. Sailing will take place in Harvard’s fleet of FJs and 420s. Space will be limited. It will be limited to 20 sailors on a first-come firstserved
basis. A minimum of 10 students is required for the clinic to proceed. The clinic will be expanded to a maximum of 36 sailors and a second coach if at least 34 or more sailors register. No housing is provided.
• Must be of high school age. (14+ years)
• Skippers may sign up alone. Although it
is highly recommended that you attend
with your crew for a more productive
• Crew must sign up with their skipper.
• Must be able to pass the Harvard
Recreational Boating Swim Test, which
involves swimming 100 yards
consecutively with no assistance.
Bern Noack has been a collegiate coach for 20 years. He has coached more than 30 All-Americans and 4 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 Men’s Single-Handed Championship. In 2005 the Crimson won their 5th consecutive Fowle Trophy as ICSA’s “Team of the Year.” In addition, Bern coaches many high school and junior
sailors at clinics nationwide.
Items Times Location
Swim Test August 18, Tuesday, 10:00 am Blodgett Pool
Corner of North Harvard St and Soldiers Field
Rd in Boston, MA
Clinic August 18,Tues, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
August 19,Wed, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
August 20,Thurs, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Harvard Sailing Center
45 Memorial Drive
Drop off / Pickups
• First day: Students must first go to pool for
the swim test. After the test, the students must
provide their own transportation to the Harvard
Sailing Center. Pick up is at 4:00 PM at the
Harvard Sailing Center.
• Second & Third day: Participant should be
dropped off at or drive to the Harvard Sailing
Center and be picked up at 4:00 PM at the
Harvard Sailing Center.
Bring to Clinic
Please bring the following personal items to make the
experience more enjoyable.
• appropriate sailing clothes required (for Spring clinic
wetsuit or drysuit is required)
• a bailer (laundry detergent
jug with bottom cut off)
• bathing suit for swim
test is required
• sunglasses • sunscreen
• a hat • change of clothes
Please bring lunch. Refrigeration is available.
Lunchtime is sometime between 12:00 – 2:00 pm.
Valuables may be stored in lockers at the sailing
center. You must provide your own padlock.
The four-page application form must be completed
and a check made out to Bern Noack must be
submitted by August 1, 2009. Please send the
application form and check to Bern Noack at 42
Watson Rd, Belmont, MA 02478.
This is a day clinic only. No accommodations are
$175.00 per sailor. Please send a check payable to Bern
Noack with the registration.
Telephone: (617) 489-3987 Email: BernNoack@yahoo.com
Address: 42 Watson Rd, Belmont, MA 02478