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.

Elizabeth Damon – Instructor

I have been sailing at BRYC for 8 years, starting when I was 9 in Opti beginner then soon becoming a part of the Opti Race Team. I am currently on the 420 Race Team and sail Lasers and Sunfish. I have made lifelong friends through sailing and love all activities BRYC has to offer. Outside of sailing I am a field hockey and lacrosse player and spend my summers on the Cape. I am a senior at University School of Milwaukee, in Wisconsin.

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!

Haraden Bottomley – Instructor

My name is Haraden Bottomley and I have been sailing at Bass River for almost ten years now and this will be my fourth year instructing. I am a sophomore at Boston College, and I have spent my summers in Yarmouth every year sailing, fishing, kiteboarding, and enjoying time on the river. I also grew up racing Optis, 420s, and Wiannos in many regattas across Cape Cod and Massachusetts. At this point, BRYC is like my second home during the summer; full of great people, talented sailors, and of course, the friendly burgers are a nice plus.

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.