The North Wales Cruising Club was founded in 1928 for yachtsmen and boat owners who enjoy sailing to the beautiful anchorages and marinas of Anglesey and the Irish Sea.

On the water events are arranged throughout the year, including weekend trips to the Menai Strait and around Anglesey as well as longer trips which take advantage of the expansive sailing area to the Isle of Man, Ireland and the West Coast of Scotland.

The Club has its own launches for ferrying members and crew to and from boats, across the harbour and to the marinas at Conwy and Deganwy.

We welcome visitors to the clubhouse which is conveniently located near the town quay, inside the Conwy town walls and just behind the “Liverpool Arms” public house. The clubhouse is open to members for access to showers and utility facilities and to visitors during bar opening hours.

Visitors can gain access by ringing the bell. A key-card may be hired by visitors staying longer than a day for £5.00 returnable at the end of the stay, in order to gain access to showers and facilities.

We have a comfortable lounge bar, coffee machine, showers, washing machine, tumble drier and kitchen, as well as the chart room which is used for our training programme and social events.

The club has a great social scene with an extensive programme of traditional and modern social events throughout the year.


 

Bar Hours – Summer to 30th September

Lunchtime Evening
Monday – Tuesday Closed all day
Wednesday Closed 20:00 – 23:00
Thursday – Friday 12:00 – 14:00 20:00 – 23:00
Saturday 12:00 – 16:00* 20:00 – 23:00
Sunday 12:00 – 16:00* Closed

* Bar will stay open Saturday and Sunday afternoons if in use by members with sufficient demand. For full information about the bar and services, please click here.

Club Launch – Summer to 30th September

Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
Friday – Saturday 09:00 – 23:30
Sunday 09:00 – 18:00 (23:30 on Bank Holidays only)

All the above are start and finish times from the Conwy Jetty and may be subject to change due to accessibility because of the tide. For full operating details, including costs and restrictions, please click here.

Where are we?

Bart’s Bash 2018

This year was yet another fantastic Bart’s Bash event.

There are some great shots in this album of most of the boats that took part thanks to Bruce and Vix Kennedy:

View the Photos here

Thanks to everyone that took part, making it so much fun. The results should be up on the Bart’s Bash website soon but as the duration of the race matched the planned duration within a few minutes we are not expecting many changes from the order we crossed the line.

Bart’s Bash!

Our Bart’s Bash event will be held on Saturday the 15th of September this year, and the briefing will be on Friday 14th September at 21:00 in the NWCC clubhouse. The race is always well attended and our race has always been one of the top money raisers in the world so lets see if we can keep that up. Sign ups are made on the Barts Bash Website and the link is https://www.bartsbash.com/participant-sign-up and select North Wales Cruising Club as the Sailing Venue.

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Local Notice to Mariners 08/2018

All mariners are advised that diving operations will be taking place up the Conwy River, near the Tal y Cafn bridge in position 53° 14.6’N 003° 48.6’W from 31/08/2018 until 10/09/2018.  The vessel Jac y Do will be moored on station. Mariners are requested to slow speed when approaching the area and wait for instructions to pass if the alpha flag is on display.

Matthew Forbes
MSc LLB (hons) BSc MNI
Conwy Harbour Master

Restricted Launch Hours Next Weekend

The launch will be running on a reduced schedule on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August.

Any members wishing to use the launch outside these hours, please contact Keith on 07751 888614 in advance.

Friday

  • It will not run over the low water period (approx 1 hr each side) from 1600 – 1800
  • It will stop operating at 2000

Saturday

  • It will not run over the low water period (approx 1hr each side) from 1700 – 1900
  • It will stop operating at 2000

Sunday

  • It will stop operating at 1700

 

Rhyl Notice to Mariners 05/2018

Rhyl Air Show

Access restrictions to and from Rhyl Harbour

All mariners are advised the Rhyl Air Show will be held on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August 2018. A marine exclusion zone will be in force for the duration of the air show. All vessels must navigate with extreme caution in the vicinity of this area. Police patrol vessels will be enforcing the exclusion zone and all mariners are requested to co-operate and respect the exclusion area. Air displays will be between:

  • Saturday 25th 1300hrs – 1730hrs
  • Sunday 26th 1300hrs – 1800hrs

Safety remains the top priority and the strict guidelines from the Civil Aviation Authority will be followed to ensure compliance. Part of these guidelines state that the display area for the aircraft must be kept clear of all waterborne traffic for the duration of the displays. All vessels are advised to contact the Harbour office prior to entering or departing Rhyl Harbour during these times.

Caernarfon Notice to Mariners 10/2018

The highest of the fixed marks on the 231º transit below the Britannia Bridge F.W has now been reinstated to the charted characteristic.

53º 12’.89 N 004º 11’.08 W

Mariners are advised that this notice hereby cancels Notice 09/2018.

David John O’Neill
Harbwr Feistr
Caernarfon Harbour Master

Caernarfon Notice to Mariners 09/2018

The highest of the fixed marks on the 231º transit below the Britannia Bridge F.W has failed and has been temporally replaced with a F.G light.

53º 12’.89 N 004º 11’.08 W

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in this area.

David John O’Neill
Harbwr Feistr
Caernarfon Harbour Master

Local Notice to Mariners 06/2018

All mariners are advised that the UK National Armed Forces Day will be held at Llandudno on Saturday 30 June 2018. A marine exclusion area, as per the appended charts, will be in force for the duration of the air display from 1150 until 1310. Patrol craft with a police and military presence will be enforcing the exclusion area. Mariners are requested to co-operate and respect the exclusion area as any incursions will result in cancellation of the air display. Provision has been made for vessels to anchor inside of a line running between the Pier and Venue Cymru starboard hand mark.

Matthew Forbes
MSc LLB (hons) BSc MNI
Conwy Harbour Master

Caernarfon Notice to Mariners 08/2018

On Saturday the 19th and 20th of May Caernarfon Harbour is hosting the Aqua Adrenaline Tour Powerboat racing.

Navigation inside the BLUE area is strictly prohibited during the racing times.

The orange areas will be waiting areas for vessel wishing to navigate through the blue area between races. The red area is reserved for vessels accessing and egressing Doc Fictoria. Authorisation to navigate into the red or blue area must be sought from the Dock Master on VHF Ch.80.

Race Times

18/05/18

Course Familiarisation 12.45 13:00
Race 1 – 25 Min + Lap 13:00 13:45
Race – 25 Min + Lap 14:00 14:45

19/05/18

Race 3 – 25 mins + Lap 13.15 14:00
Race 4 – 25 mins + Lap 14.15 15:00

David John O’Neill
Harbwr Feistr Caernarfon Harbour Master

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