Bury Lake Young Mariners (BLYM) is an award winning local youth charity (No. 1102162) and we are run entirely by over 300 volunteers at the picturesque Rickmansworth Aquadrome.
For more than 30 years, we have promoted the development of life skills in young people through the medium of sailing and related activities and we take over 6000 people onto the water each year.
We operate an all-inclusive club and welcome new members. Please see the Membership pages for details.
All of our sailing and powerboat courses are certified by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and are available to anyone from aged 9 upwards to adults. We also offer short fun sessions for 7-9 year olds.
Need to hire a boat on Saturday?
For Saturday's go to menu Courses -> Sailing Sessions -> General Sailing and book onto a morning and/or afternoon session.
15 places are available per session and will be released on Wednesdays.
All sailing must be pre-booked and pre-paid before arrival.
Private boat sailing on Saturday and Wednesday evening
For members wishing to sail their own boats please pre-book (free) your session. Go to Courses -> Sailing Sessions -> Own Boat Sailing.
Pre-booking is required 24 hours in advance so that Wardens know who will be on base.
NEW - Paddle Board Hire at BLYM
If you haven't tried paddle boarding before or would like a bit of supervision we run introductory fun sessions on Tuesday & Thursday evenings and all day Sunday. Sessions should be booked on the BLYM website Stand Up Paddle Board Introduction ,the charge is £18.00 per person including Boards, Paddles & Buoyancy Aids.
For those who have enjoyed a introductory session or want coaching in Stand Up Paddle Boarding we are running the BSUPA Ready to Ride Course.
For those who are qualified or experienced we offer two recreational sessions each week, Saturday morning 10am & 2pm, both 2 hours duration. The charge is £10 per head plus an additional £1 day membership fee for non-members. There are five boards available each session. Sessions must be booked in advance on the BLYM website Stand Up Paddle Board Hire. Equipment is rotated and quarantined between sessions. Our changing rooms are still closed, so until the government allows us to reopen them you will need to travel in your on-the-water clothes or bring a robe or large towel for changing. Other arrangements are the same as for sailing activities as shown on our website. Sessions run throughout the summer.
Before booking a paddle board, a boat or members using their own boats you must read BLYM's COVID-19 information (the same information can be found on the website's menu). There is a video at the end of the document which provides an extremely useful guide on how things will work at BLYM.
Private Sailing Lessons
Our Galley is Open
At long last we are pleased to announce that the galley will reopen this Saturday, albeit slightly reduced. All hot drinks will be served in disposable cups and cake/sweet items are all in individual factory sealed packaging. Alas we are not able to serve the much beloved chocolate muffins!! Payments in excess of £1 can be made using a card machine
See you at BLYM soon!
Each and every donation helps, and every pound and penny raised will make a huge difference to our charity.
There are many ways you can help raise money; you can buy a brick that will be embossed with your personal message and displayed in the new clubhouse building to allow future generations to recognise the contributions of members past and present, you can use LocalGiving to make a one off donation or set-up a monthly donation or you can use easyfundraising and we can collect free donations every time you buy something online (it won't cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds).