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Haberland is now in her 14th season as a member of the Navy offshore sailing coaching staff. She started her coaching career at the Academy as an Assistant Dinghy Coach and Jr. Varsity Offshore Sailing Team Coach. Over the years, she has worked with hundreds of midshipmen teaching them how to work as a team and providing leadership opportunities as a beginning to their career as a Naval Officer.

Personally, Nancy grew up in Northbrook, Illinois and learned to sail on Lake Michigan. Winning her first national championship at age 14, she has gone to win 18 National and 7 World championships. She is a seven time nominee for Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and 12 time member of the US SAILING Team. Nancy has also participated in three summer Olympics. Her first experience was as a training partner in the Europe Dinghy in Barcelona, Spain and second time as an athlete in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. Additionally, in 2008, she was selected by her Olympian peers to be the athlete representative at the Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. When not coaching midshipmen, Nancy competes in international Women's Match race events and local triathlons.


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