Dave Gerber lives in Traverse City, Michigan and has six kids, with Jessica, who all sail. He is an experienced sailboat racer, who won the 2012 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship with Flash Gordon, owned by Club members Helmut and Evan Jahn. They are the current Farr 40 North American Champions, which CYC hosted in September/October 2017. Dave also races extensively with Commodore Leif Sigmond on his sailboats and the J/111 team Kashmir. Dave has coached for Traverse Area Community Sailing and says he’s looking forward to working with Chicago Yacht Club.
|| The Sailing School is
excited to welcome Matt Peter to Chicago Yacht Club as the new Head Coach! Matt
Peter hails from Boston, Massachusetts. His extensive coaching experience began
at Cape Cod Sea Camps with their learn-to-sail program in 2009. He then founded
the sailing team at Emmanuel College where he studied graphic design and
communications. After graduating, he took over the role of Head Coach for his
alma mater, in addition to coaching for the Wentworth Institute of
Technology Sailing Team and the Boston Latin School Sailing Team. He has
coached for the Harvard Sailing Center as well as the Crimson Sailing Academy
in the New England area. In recent years, he has worked at Bahia Corinthian
Yacht Club, in California as the Head Coach. At Corinthian, Matt worked closely
with the travel race teams in addition to coaching the high school program.