Friday night is your opportunity to meet the newest member of the STYC team, Dave Franzel.
Dave will be answering questions about the new sailing programs and opportunities coming to the Club including access to our IC 24 Fleet.
Dave is a competitive racer and professional coach who also enjoys day sailing and cruising with his family. He is the founder of Boston Sailing Center, a business he owned and operated for 30 years. BSC is dedicated to teaching adults from Learn to Sail through Offshore Racing as well as providing opportunities for members to sail, race and cruise without having to own their own boats. BSC grew to become one of the largest and most successful Sailing School/Sailing Clubs in the US.
Since selling BSC in 2007, Dave has been coaching teams in many one design and PHRF classes. He coaches Pro-Am events like Nantucket Race Week and conducts clinics and seminars in conjunction with North U. He personally campaigned Solings and Sonars for many years, finishing third in a Soling World Championship in 2002 and winning a Worlds in the Sonar class in 2009. He has been actively campaigning a J/70 since 2013.
Dave majored in sailing at Rutgers University (okay, there was a math degree involved too) and is the author of the widely acclaimed beginning sailing text:Sailing, The Basics. He has also written articles on sailing and racing for Sail magazine and other print and online publications.
Dave is excited to bring his experience and passion for sailing to the adult sailing programs at the St. Thomas Yacht Club.