Christopher Klevan was appointed Assistant Intercollegiate Sailing Coach in the fall of 2013 after two seasons as the Assistant Coach at George Washington University. Klevan’s experience in college sailing, particularly in team racing has added tremendous depth to the coaching staff at Coast Guard.
Klevan has spent the past decade racing sail boats. As a high school sailor Klevan was a member of the Norfolk Collegiate high school sailing team from 2002 to 2008. Over his time there, Klevan helped turn a young, struggling team around to eventually win 5 straight Mid Atlantic Championships and capture a 7th place finish at the National Team race championship on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Upon graduating college, Klevan joined the Hobart and William Smith sailing team and was a four year member of the varsity team sailing both FJs and 420s. Klevan helped the team bring home a 2nd place finish at the ICSA College National Championship Regatta in Hood River, Oregon in 2011, a 6th place finish at the Atlantic Coast Championship, 2011, and later a 3rd place finish at the ICSA College National Team Race Championship in Austin, Texas in 2012. Klevan was honored as an All American crew each of those two years.
Outside of college sailing Klevan is an avid member of the Vanguard 15 class and boasted finishes consisting of 3rd at the 2010 V15 National Championship Regatta in Newport, RI, 1st at the 2011 V15 Midwinter regatta in Martin County, Florida and top 3 finishes at the Marblehead Team Race both 2011 and 2012 and the New York Team Race in 2012. Klevan also competed in the Hinman National Team Race Championships in 2010,2011, 2012, and 2014 finishing 5th, 7th, 12th, and 4th respectively.
Klevan served as a judge during the 2013 ICSA Semi-final regatta as well as an umpire for the ICSA National Team Race Championship in 2013. He currently resides in Westerly, RI.