THE TEAM

Team

Our talented Team of Instructors at LTS is what makes the summer so special. Our instructors are USSailing Level I certified and a number of our instructors are graduates from the LTS program. Our team strives to build lifelong sailors, by offering fun and safe opportunities to learn on-the-water sailing skills at all levels.

David Gerber

David Gerber

Program Director

Though a Traverse City native, David comes to us from Chicago Yacht Club where he has been running their nationally recognized sailing school. David is an accomplished World Champion pro sailor with experience in many classes of boats.

From Farr 40s to 420s, David has coached high school sailing for the Traverse Area Community Sailing group and worked in sales at Quantum Sails. David has a passion for the sport of sailing that started here at LTS where he was a junior sailor.

David Gerber is USSailing Level 1,2 and 3 certified along with Keelboat Instructor and Program Manager certifications. A father to 6 kids who all know how to sail, David loves being on the water with young sailors!

Dan Thompson

Dan Thompson

Head Race Coach

Head Race Coach Dan Thompson is the Assistant Sailing Coach at Cornell University in New York, and has over 20 years of youth coaching experience and 13 years collegiate coaching experience at one of the premier college sailing programs in the country.
Meredith Moran

Meredith Moran

Head Instructor

Meredith has participated in the LTS program since she was 13, first as a student and as an instructor for the last three years. It was through LTS that she first developed her love for sailing. She has extensive experience in dinghy racing around the country as well as offshore keelboat racing on the Great Lakes.

Meredith brings a passion to sailing that is evident in her enthusiasm for instruction both on and off the water. She is U.S. Sailing Level 1 certified. Meredith currently is a sophomore at Cornell University and a skipper on Cornell’s Varsity Sailing Team.