Club Temporary Closure

The clubhouse is temporarily closed for approximately 6 weeks during January and February for major structural works.

BREXIT – Information for Cruisers

We have published a concise but comprehensive article on what you need to be aware of cruising UK and EU waters post Brexit, including Eire and Northern Ireland. Read the full article here >


Train with us online – Realistic Scenarios, Guaranteed Pass. All RYA accredited. Use mobile, desktop and tablets.

  • RYA Day Skipper Online – £245.00
  • RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Online – £245.00
  • Combined RYA Day Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Online – £390.00
  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Online – £245.00
  • Combined RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Online – £390.00


Not sure?  We have some example modules – try before you buy: Day Skipper Module 7 – Buoyage and Coastal Skipper Module 11 – Pilotage

Remember though – you only get the discounts if you sign up through us on this website – you don’t even have to be a member of the Club!

Click here for more information about Online Training, or to sign up >

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 – Summer to 30th September

Lunchtime Evening
Monday – Thursday Closed all day
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

Monday – Sunday Main hours of working 0900-1700, other times by arrangement. Pre-booked only during COVID restrictions

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.

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Trinity House Notice to Mariners 02/2022

Discontinuation of DGPS

Trinity House wishes to remind vessel owners, operators and masters of the contents of previously issued Notice to Mariners 19/2020. After careful consideration of the results of a comprehensive user consultation process, the General Lighthouse Authorities for the UK and Ireland have concluded that their Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) is no longer required and have made the decision that the system will be discontinued from 31st March 2022.

Conwy Notice to Mariners 20/2021

Local Notice to Mariners 17/18/19 2021 are hereby cancelled.

The wreck of the 36 foot yacht ‘Second Life’ now lies 10 metres up river of the low water access pontoon. The wreck is marked with an isolated danger mark. All mariners are advised to avoid navigation near the low water pontoon and in no circumstances to pass inside of the isolated danger mark and pontoon. A further notice will be issued once the wreck is moved.

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

Conwy Notice to Mariners 18/2021

As a result of Storm Arwen three vessels broke moorings strops and are lying aground to the south of Conwy Bridge.  The three vessels are anchored but are unlit and unmanned:

  1. Jo-ka’ has a green hull and is lying in the vicinity of Gyffin river. 
  2. Got knotted’ has a white hull and is lying off Glan Conwy.
  3. Moanna’ has blue hull and is lying to the south of Benarth.  ‘Moanna‘ has now been recovered.

The vessels will be refloated when tidal heights permit.  All Mariners are advised to navigate with caution if navigating up the Conwy River south of Conwy Bridge.  An update will be made when the vessels are removed.

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

Conwy Notice to Mariners 17/2021

As a result of Storm Arwen four vessels have sunk in Conwy Harbour. All Mariners are advised to navigate with caution if entering Conwy Harbour and to avoid navigating near the pontoons. The wrecks are unmarked.

A further update will be lifted once the wrecks are removed.

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

Caernarfon Notice to Mariners 38/2021

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

53° 07’.00N 004° 25’.00W

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

David John O’Neill
Harbwr Feistr Caernarfon Harbour Master

Caernarfon Notice to Mariners 37/2021

Aid to navigation No. C1 FL.G.5s is on a new station.

53° 06’.891N 004° 24’.380W

Dafydd Rhun Thomas
Ymddiriedolaeth Harbwr Caernarfon Harbour Trust

Caernarfon Notice to Mariners 36/2021

Aid to navigation No. C3 Q.G is on a new station.

53° 07’.055N 004° 23’.902W

Dafydd Rhun Thomas
Ymddiriedolaeth Harbwr Caernarfon Harbour Trust

Caernarfon Notice to Mariners 35/2021

Aid to navigation No. C2 Fl.R.10s is on its new station.

53° 06’.970N 004° 24’.415W

Mariners are advised that this notice hereby replaces Notice 32/2021.

Dafydd Rhun Thomas
Ymddiriedolaeth Harbwr Caernarfon Harbour Trust

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