Jr. Classes & Registration 2017
Jr. Regatta
SMSA (So. Mass. Sailing Assoc.)


Sharon Seymour-Johnson, Sailing Director
My name is Sharon Seymour-Johnson and I am pleased to introduce myself to you as the new BYC Sailing Director for 2017. I have been a certified Sailing Coach, among other things, for over 25 years and come to you with a wealth of experience as a parent, yacht club member, and program leader. I grew up in Toronto, Canada, and now reside in Florida with my husband Craig, daughter Skye (9), and son Flynn (7). Craig is a Maritime Recruiter, sailing coach, and avid dinghy/offshore sailor. 

Here is some additional information about my background:

  • Graduate of Laurentian University, Honors Bachelor of Human Movement with a Major in Outdoor Adventure Leadership 1997
  • Competitive sailor from the age of 12 years e.g. Laser, Europe, I14, 470, Snipe, J24, J80, etc. Offshore racing from age 16 including 2010-2016 Lauderdale-Key West, 2016 Miami-Havana, 2002-2012 Newport-Bermuda and Marblehead-Halifax on 82' maxi yacht NIRVANA
  • Member, consultant and Coach at Lauderdale Yacht Club (LYC) over the past 10 years
  • At LYC - identified a top-heavy high performance racing program with a small base and worked with the Sailing Director to design, build and coach two new non-competitive programs called "Mercury Mentors" for ages 5-7 and "Lime Fleet" for ages 7-12; also taught adult "Basic Keelboat"
  • Training Technical Coordinator at the Canadian Yachting Association 2000-2003
  • Facilitator of Corporate Training, University Leadership and Teambuilding programs using sailing as a platform for change.
  • Hobbies include: competitive sailing, outdoor adventure sports, search and rescue, music and art

I am excited to join the team at BYC and look forward to meeting you all in the upcoming months. We are now forming the Coaching and Volunteer Support teams and would love to hear from you if you are interested in being involved. 

All the best, 
Sharon Seymour-Johnson
Email: sjohnson@beverlyyachtclub.org

Additional Staff - Summer 2017

Head Instructor - Sam Peirson
420 Race Coach - Bradley Adams
420 Green Coach - Nick Memoli
Opti Race Coach - Patrick Penwell
Opti Green Coach - Ryan Sinnott