Brianna "Bri" Grenier, Junior Fleet Director
Growing up in
Beverly, MA, Bri learned to sail at Jubilee Yacht Club going through their
Junior Program and weeknight races on her family’s J/24. Until moving to
Annapolis, she served on the Regatta Committee and Junior Sailing Committee at
Jubilee Yacht Club.
Bri holds a
degree in Early Childhood Education as well as numerous education and sailing
focused certifications. She has eight years of
sailing program management experience, ranging from grassroots non-profit
organizations to private yacht clubs. As the past Program Director at
Sail Salem, a local non-profit sailing center, she grew the program from free
half-day sailing programs to include full-day youth and evening adult
programming. Because of its growing reputation, Sail Salem was chosen to host
the USODA Opti New England Championships in 2015.
As a seasoned
sailing coach from the New England area who has coached college, high school, and private sailing teams, she is a great addition to the professional coaching
staff. She has coached at Beverly High
School and Pingree High School, taking Pingree to three divisional championships, placing first in her last season of coaching in B Division North. Outside of coaching, she regularly
competes in both local and offshore events on J/80s, Rhodes 19s, J/70’s,
Lasers and a Columbia 30-2 Sport.
As Junior Fleet Director, Bri is the main point
of contact for the Junior Program, managing AYC’s Summer Program,
working with our c420/High School Program Manager and Opti Program Manager to
manage the spring, fall and winter programs. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert "Bobby" Lippincott, Optimist Program Manager
Bobby grew up sailing Optis and Penguins at the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford,
Maryland. For two years, Lippincott was on the Chesapeake Bay Optimist Team
(CBOT) where he qualified to be on the U.S. Optimist National Team (USNT). In
2006, at the age of 14, he traveled to Lake Garda, Italy, with Team U.S.A. and
finished 196th out of 558 Optis.
While attending boarding school at Christchurch School in Christchurch, VA,
his sailing success ramped up in 420s and FJs. In the spring of his
junior year, Lippincott's team qualified for two ISSA National Championships. Bobby attended Salve Regina University from 2010-2014 and competed in the New
England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA), which is one of the most
competitive districts in all of college sailing. He sailed as a skipper for all
four years. He sailed a wide variety of boats while living in Newport, Rhode
Island, from double-handed dinghies such as
420s, FJs, Tech Dinghies, Larks, Fire-Flies; to keelboats such as Colgate 26s,
Ynglings, and Stars; and finally to single-handed dinghies. Bobby has been sailing Star boats competitively since 2009 and has attended
many prestigious events, such as the 2009 Junior ISCYRA's Western Hemispheres, 8
Sir Thomas Lipton Cup Regattas, 2014 Star North Americans in Oxford, MD, 2016
Star Worlds in Miami, FL, 2017 Star Western Hemispheres in Cleveland, Ohio, and
2017 Star North Americans in Marblehead, MA.
Having coached Optis for the past eight years with multiple clubs around the
Chesapeake Bay area including Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Tred Avon Yacht Club, and
Severn Sailing Association, Bobby brings experience,
Corinthian spirit, and leadership to the AYC Opti Program, continuing to build
on a nationally recognized Junior Program for its excellence in sailing
instruction and training.