Bury Lake Young Mariners

Bury Lake Young Mariners

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  • Local / community
  • Sports
  • Young people

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Bury Lake Young Mariners (BLYM) is a youth charity organisation (Reg no. 1102162) which is used by around 7,500 people each year. Located in the picturesque Rickmansworth Aquadrome, BLYM is run entirely by over 150 volunteers.

BLYM is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Recognised Training Centre. We are also approved by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) for dinghy sailing (Call 029 2075 5715 for details). At BLYM we pride ourselves on consistently surpassing the safety and operational requirements of these organisations.

In May 2013 BLYM received The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. This Prestigious award is widely regarded as the "MBE for voluntary service."


recently the committee has endeavoured to open up BLYM to a wider section of the community, including all types of youth groups, families and individuals. The programme of courses and activities has been expanded dramatically and BLYM now offers an extensive programme. Including: RYA dinghy and powerboat courses, regattas and racing events and expeditions to larger water and coastal venues.

A Youth Committee runs additional social activities and fund raising initiatives have resulted in the establishment of a high quality fleet and facilities, which continue to improve each year. Arrangements have been made with major manufacturers for BLYM members to purchase specialist clothing and chandlery at a significant discount.

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