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Bern Noack
Bern Noack
Title: Assistant Coach
Organization: Sailing
Phone: (617) 495-3434
Email: bcnoack@fas.harvard.edu
College: Yale University '88
Experience: 17th Season

Bern Noack has been the assistant coach of sailing since 1997 and has coached collegiate sailing for more than 20 years. During his career, he has coached more than 30 All-Americans and four College Sailors of the Year.

As Harvard’s assistant sailing coach, Noack helped the Crimson to the 2002-03 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Coed Championship and to the 2003 Men’s Singlehanded Championship. In 2005, the Crimson won its fifth consecutive Fowle Trophy, an annual award honoring the ICSA’s best all-around college team.

Noack was the singlehanded coach for the U.S. Sailing Elite Youth Development team and U-18 and U-23 U.S. sailing teams from 2007-09.

Prior to joining the Harvard staff, Noack worked as the sailing coach at Boston University from 1996-97.  He helped the Terriers win their second Dinghy Championship and finish second in team racing. He also served as the varsity dinghy coach at the United States Coast Guard Academy from 1990-95, the Noyes Coaching Fellow at Yale University in the fall of 1989 and the U.S. Naval Academy assistant coach in the spring of 1989.

Noack’s post-collegiate racing career spans more than two decades and includes three first-place finishes at the Hyannis Regatta in 1996, 1998 and 1999. He also placed in the top-five in the team racing at the U.S. Championships three times (1990-4th, 1993-3rd and 1994-5th). In 1996, he earned second-place in the North American and Atlantic Coast regattas. Noack was 8th in Standard Masters at the 2011 Laser Master Worlds.

Noack received his B.A. in physics from Yale in 1988, where he was a varsity A division skipper as a senior.