Our Team



Email: enquiries@blym.org.uk
Phone: 01923 772015

David Ridout

Chair of Trustees & Chief Instructor (Power)
Qualifications: Powerboat Instructor

Email: chairman@blym.org.uk

Ben Constable

RYA Principal
Qualifications: Senior Dinghy, Windsurf and Powerboat Instructor

Email: ben.constable@blym.org.uk

Favourite Part of BLYM?
"The range of people which gives the club a great atmosphere to teach and sail at. Sailing at BLYM has produce some great memories and experiences."

Ed Bourton

Chief Instructor (Sail)
Qualifications: Senior Dinghy & Powerboat Instructor

Email: ed.bourton@blym.org.uk
Phone: 07597920550

Favourite Part of BLYM?
"My favourite part about BLYM is the community created here. So many of our volunteer team and members are people who have come down once or twice and got involved with our events whether sailing or social have now been coming back year upon year. It’s a fantastically fulfilling place to be."

Graham Thomas

Qualifications: Senior Dinghy Instructor

Email: graham.thomas@blym.org.uk

Favourite Part of BLYM?
"My favourite thing about BLYM is the people. I’ve always enjoyed every moment volunteering at BLYM through teaching, fund raising events and working days. From the juniors through to the seniors the club always seems to be full of happy, helpful and hospitable people. Teaching sailing to juniors is especially memorable, as the RYA schemes we teach focuses on safety first, then fun, then learning. Learning through fun is the most enjoyable part."

Graham Ivory

BLYM Leadership Team Chair & Trustee
Qualifications: Assistant Instructor

Email: graham.ivory@blym.org.uk

Sam King

Instructor Development Officer
Qualifications: Senior Dinghy & Powerboat Instructor

Email: sam.king@blym.org.uk
Phone: 07880 546529

Favourite Part of BLYM?
"The fun and friendly nature of the club - it’s a great place to learn how to sail!"

David Ritchie

Course Administrator
Qualifications: Dinghy & Powerboat Instructor

Email: courses@blym.org.uk
Phone: 07748 761393

Favourite Part of BLYM?
"BLYM is a special place. So many of our instructors learnt to sail here and have grown up at BLYM to become the proficient young adults (and some older adults) that they are. I think this speaks volumes for the centre, come and join us, we are a fun place to learn to sail. "

John Constable

Child & Vulnerable Adult Welfare & Trustee
Qualifications: Dinghy Instructor

Email: safeguarding@blym.org.uk