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.
Newsletter July 2020
NEW - Paddle Board Hire at BLYM
Booking a boat - an update on the numbers
There will now be 10 places available for sailing mornings (9:30 - 12:30) and in the afternoons (13:00 - 16:00). Places can be pre-booked on line at the cost of £5 per person at BLYM Fleet General Sailing. Bookings will open on Wednesdays for the following Saturday. Payments will be collected at the time of booking.
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.
RYA Course Bookings Are Open
Through a very considered approach, given the current COVID-19 situation, we have put together a series of RYA courses that will now be able to run over the summer. News gets out very quickly and these are filling up very fast.
Ages 7 - 9 Messing About in Boats junior sailing days having fun out on the water.
Ages 9 - 16 RYA Start Sailing Stages 1 + 2 - the start of the RYA youth training course and a fantastic introduction to sailing.
Ages 9 - 16 RYA Start Sailing Stages 2 + 3 - the next progression in the youth scheme and helps to solidify and extend if you have already taken 1 + 2.
Adult RYA Level 1 just the basics but a great first introduction to sailing over a 2 day course.
Adult RYA Level 1 + 2 - a combined course from the start of the RYA adult training courses, once completed you will be equipped with the skills to hire one of our fleet of boats. Note all our training courses come with 3 months membership for free, so you can learn to sail ... and then go sailing.
Or try one of our advance courses RYA Start Racing then you can join us for any of our Sunday morning racing sessions once these are started up again.
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).