Andrew Shimmel – Head Instructor
I have been sailing since the age of 6, and have raced Opti’s, 420’s, Wianno Sr’s, and Lasers. I enjoy sailing, fishing, and working on boats/cars in my free time. I am also a student at The Ohio State University. I have been incredibly passionate about our program for years, and it has had a profound impact on my life. BRYC has introduced me to some of my closest friends and companions.


Schuyler Lloyd – Instructor

I am Schuyler Lloyd, and I have been sailing at BRYC since I was 6. Before that, I was in learn to sail. I have raced Optis, 420s, and Lasers. BRYC has been the highlight of summers for my cousins and I, and my hub for making friends and playing games. My grandfather and my father also grew up sailing at Bass River Yacht Club. Outside of sailing, I play lacrosse and soccer at Pingree High School in Wareham Massachusetts.

Eliza Barker – Instructor

I am Eliza Barker, and I have been racing Optis and 420s at Bass River Yacht Club since I was 6 years old, and it has always been the highlight of summer and something I look forward to all year. I am a student at Brooks School, a boarding school in North Andover, Massachusetts, where I run cross country and row crew. I love boating, running, and spending time with friends in my free time.

Lydia Barker – Instructor

I have been sailing at BRYC for 9 years. I started in learn to sail and have ended in Race 420! BRYC has been an important part of my summers and I hope to share my love for sailing with others. Outside of sailing, I row on my high school team and just graduated from high school. I plan to row at Bates College next year and could not be more excited!

Natalie M. Ahern – Instructor

I am a native Cape Codder and have been sailing at the BRYC since I was 6. I was originally in learn to sail and have raced Optis, and now 420s. I enjoy teaching the skills of sailing and always have fun with the other instructors and the sailors.  Being at the BRYC and sailing on the River and in the Sound has always been the highlight of summers for me and my family.  My father also sailed at the BRYC as a child.  After a summer of sailing, I attend Jupiter High School in Jupiter, Florida where I am on the girls’ Golf and Tennis teams.