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Harvey Joins Stanford Sailing

Jul 13, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. - Chris Klevan's staff will feature new assistant coach Shawn Harvey to start the 2022-23 season. Harvey replaces Greiner Hobbs who departed the program in June.

Harvey brings a wealth of experience to The Farm as he earned multiple prestigious sailing accolades during his time at Yale. Harvey also finished his bachelor's degree at the Ivey League school in 2022.

 "Shawn is a phenomenal sailor from a historically great program," said Stanford head coach Chris Klevan. "I think we can all learn a lot from him and his experiences, and I'm excited to see what he adds to our group next year."

In 2022, Harvey was named the 2022 College Sailor of the Year, the same season he helped Yale to a national titles in the ICSA Team Race Championships and a second place finish in the ICSA Open Fleet Race Championships. Harvey also led Yale to a national title in the Team Race Championships and Open Fleet Race Championships in 2019, making him a three-time national champion during his time in New Haven, Connecticut.

"When Shawn came on the scene, you could tell right away he was going to be an All-American," said Klevan. "What set Shawn apart from the rest, to me, was his dedication to his own development."

A three-time All-American and the 2020 NEISA Sailor of the Year, Harvey has also spent time on the national stage, racing in US Sailing events. in 2021, Harvey finished second in the Hinman Trophy - the US Sailing Team Race National Championship.

"I'm excited to be back working with Shawn after our time in the 470 together," said assistant coach Augie Dale. "His experience as a college sailor and team racer will add a great resource to our team."

Shawn will help coach a Cardinal team that had one of the most successful spring seasons in program history, with a top five finish in each of the four national sailing events. Michelle Lahrkamp will return for Stanford after she became the first sailor in program history to earn All-American honors in both the Coed and Women's divisions in 2022.

"Last year, Shawn put together a historically great season that exceeded even the lofty expectations set by his first year in college sailing," added Klevan. "That's a hard thing to do. I think Shawn knows how to become great."