Youth Team

Who are we?

The Youth Team is a close-knit team of Sailing instructors, leaders and volunteers. Our ages range from 13-17 and every single one of us contributes our own strengths and ideas to the group to ensure the club is centred around the younger generation. With each year, the Youth Team grows stronger and we’re proud to be so central and have so much influence within BLYM at such a young age.

 

Keep an eye out below, and in the monthly members newsletter, for the upcoming fundraising and club bonding events we plan to organise, as they promise to be extremely fun and welcoming.

 

Yazi Hulf (Chair)

Instructor level: Assistant Instructor

Favourite Boat: Topaz Argo

 

Sasha Thomson (Vice Chair)

Instructor level: Assistant Instructor

Favourite Boat: RS aero

 

Ethan Kearns

Instructor level: Assistant Instructor

Favourite Boat: Laser Vago

 

Hannah Deeley

Instructor level: Assistant Instructor

Favourite Boat: Laser Radial

 

Jane Williamson

Instructor level: Assistant Instructor

Favourite Boat: 

 

Lucy Arzooyan

Instructor level: Assistant Instructor

Favourite Boat: Laser Vago

 

Our Events

This year, BLYMs annual Fun-day will be held on Sunday the 5th of July 2020, where anyone from the ages of 9 to 18 years old are able to come and enjoy a day of water-based fun and games. A huge range of activities is available, from walk on water balls to raft building and even the infamous topper run. We also offer kayaking and various other activities, followed by a tasty BBQ that even the adults can come and enjoy. The day is hosted by the Youth Team and run by our expert instructors, in a safe and fun environment where the kids are highly supervised. Hope to see you all there as it’s definitely not a date to be missed!

 

Save the date: 5th July 2020

 

Also coming up in 2020, we have a Club Quiz night at the local pub to celebrate the beginning of the sailing season and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and good company. All members of the club are welcome to join, so keep your eye on the monthly newsletter for details of the date and the whereabouts.

 

On Sunday 22nd of December, the Youth Team organised a bag-packing event at the clubs local Waitrose supermarket. We had a fantastic turnout of volunteers and after 6 hours of packing bags and collecting donations from shoppers, a whopping £635.25 was raised. This event would also not have been possible without the Big BLYM Band, composed of  classical musicians who drew attention to the event with their festive Christmas songs. With the event being such a hit, we plan for this to become an annual event and will strive to raise even more money in the future.