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.

We offer classroom and online RYA training courses at very competitive rates which are cheaper than many of the sailing schools in the area.

The Club has its own launch for ferrying members, crew and visitors to and from boats on Conwy River swinging moorings, pontoons, and the marinas at Conwy and Deganwy.

Visiting Conwy by boat? If you arrange to pick up a mooring in the harbour, the launch will take you ashore and the Club is just a 2 minute walk. All visiting yachtsmen are very welcome.

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 – Winter to 31st March

Lunchtime Evening
Monday – Wednesday Closed all day
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 – Winter to 31st March

Weekdays 10:00 – 14:00
Weekends 09:00 – 16:00

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?

Conwy Notice to Mariners 02/2020

All mariners are advised that Conwy Channel Buoy C2 is temporarily off station.

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

Conwy Notice to Mariners 01/2020

All mariners are advised that Conwy Channel Buoy C4 is temporarily off station.

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

Conwy Notice to Mariners 17/2019

All Mariners are advised that Bangor University is deploying water quality measuring equipment for a 12 month period in the following locations:

MOSSS Designation

Location: 53º 18′ 35″N, 3º 59′ 18″W

Deganwy Outfall

Location: 53º 19′ 48″N, 3º 53′ 57″

Spoil Ground

Location: 53º 22′ 20″N, 4º 03′ 36″W


Location: 53º 25′ 45″N, 3º 39′ 43″W

The equipment consists of a small float buoy, sampler and line to an anchor.  

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

Caernarfon Notice to Mariners 29/2019

Aid to Navigation Starboard C9 Fl(3)G.10s is now on its appropriate station.

53° 08’.550 N 004°16’.920 W

Mariners are advised that this notice hereby replaces Notice 28/2019

David John O’Neill
Harbwr Feistr Caernarfon Harbour Master

Caernarfon Notice to Mariners 28/2019

Aid to Navigation Starboard C9 Fl(3)G.10s is not on its appropriate station.

53° 08’.550 N 004° 16’.920 W

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in this area.

David John O’Neill
Harbwr Feistr Caernarfon Harbour Master

Caernarfon Notice to Mariners 26/2019

Mariners are advised that the areas highlighted below will form part of a required exclusion zone for the Royal Gun Salute on the 13th of November (practice fire) and the 14th of November (official Royal Run Salute) between the hours of 10:00 and 12:00 on both days.

Vessels are requested to avoid entering the highlighted areas during the Gun Salutes.

David John O’Neill
Harbwr Feistr Caernarfon Harbour Master

Call for Yearbook Content

While you are enjoying your sailing, or just dreaming about the sea, please take a few photos and jot down a few words as a caption about your experiences for inclusion in the Club Yearbook, which itself will be put onto the Club Website.

Those who would like to write longer articles with photos included, say 500-1000 words and up to 6 photos that will stand reducing to about 20×50 mm for printing, would be very welcome too – that could include Trip Reports; Short Stories; Articles of general interest and Technical Notes. 

Look in the previous Club Yearbooks on the Club Web Page for examples of the articles and photos that have been published.

You can of course use your own material for the articles but if you do want to use other people’s material or photos, please let the editor have a copy of the copyright holder’s permission to publish the item.

Inclusion of web addresses to other authors’ original articles does not need permission and one can quote small extracts from other authors’ work with the inclusion of a reference to the original article, without the need for permission. Wikimedia Commons is a useful source of images that are in the public domain and there are other sources of material too; you can check on these things via Google. The yearbook editor will be happy to advise on copyright matters.

Please send all material (UNLOCKED) including photos by email as one of .pdf; .doc; .pub; .xls and .jpg files to Austin Goudge, Commodore for consideration and he will forward suitable material to the yearbook editor for processing.

(The editor can also type up hand written or paper-typed articles, and line drawings in black ink if required, but has no facility to reproduce photograph prints.) 

There is a page limit due to cost for the yearbook so the articles may need to be edited, unless the author does not wish that to be done (to, for example a poem, song or cartoon), or held over to the next year if they are not date-critical. 

Articles must be submitted before February 1st for inclusion that year, and preferably before January 1st. Please include an email address so the editor can contact you; the address will remain confidential to the club officers and editor and will not be published.

If you want to advertise in the Yearbook, please contact the Advertising Coordinator at [email protected].

Caernarfon Notice to Mariners 27/2019

Aid to navigation Fairway Buoy L FL10s is not on station.

53º 07’.00N 004º 25’.00W

The Aid to navigation has been temporarily discontinued for the winter.

David John O’Neill
Harbwr Feistr
Caernarfon Harbour Master

Conwy Notice to Mariners 16/2019

Mariners are hereby advised that a temporary yellow special mark has been laid to mark the dredge discharge pipe from Conwy Marina. The mark is situated between the Beacons Jetty and Conwy Quays Marina in position 53°17.585N 003°50.285W

The Yellow mark is lit QFl 6 Sec.

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

Restricted Club Opening Hours – October

Because of limited holiday cover, the opening hours for the Clubhouse for some of October will be limited as follows:

DateClubhouse Opening Hours
Sunday 27th October09:00 – 23:00
Monday 28th OctoberClosed all day
Tuesday 29th OctoberClosed all day
Wednesday 30th OctoberClosed all day
Thursday 31st October20:00 – 23:00
Friday 1st November09:00 – 23:00

Please note the above are restricted Clubhouse opening hours, for members with keycards, not bar opening hours. The bar will be open according to the usual Winter schedule, except for Thursday 31st, when it will only be open in the evening.

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