A veteran coach and champion racer, Dave Franzel founded the Boston Sailing Center in 1977. Through coaching, clinics and seminars, he has helped thousands of people become better sailors and racers. Recently, he has coached teams in the Sonar, Soling, J-24, J-70, Melges 32, J-109, J-111, J-80, Ultimate 20, Colgate 26 and IOD classes. He is a past Sonar World Champion and finished in the top two in the North American Championship nine times. Currently, he is campaigning a J-70.