New Trier Sailing has partnered with the Chicago Yacht Club to provide coaches for the team.

Dave Gerber, Sailing Director

Dave Gerber

Coach Gerber is an experienced racer. He was part of the winning 2012 Farr 40 World Championship team and races extensively on a J/111 in Chicago. He is also no stranger to the high school scene—he coached several schools in his hometown of Traverse City, Michigan. Perhaps his most important coaching qualification is that he is the father of six children. And yes, all of them sail!

Ivan Sagel, Assistant Coach

Coach Sagel assists with coaching the JV team. He is an experienced sailor and a U.S. Sailing certified sailing instructor.