Welcome to Newport Boat Club...
We hope that the following information will help you to enjoy your membership of Newport Boat Club and the unrivalled Parrog, Nevern Estuary and Newport Bay nestled within the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. We are situated just off the Pembrokeshire Coast Path - one of the best long distance trails in the world, according to Lonely Planet.
The Manager and Club Officers are always happy to assist with any matters you may wish to raise. For a full list of club officers and members of staff, head over to our Meet the Team page.
Newport Boat Club is housed in an ancient warehouse dating back to the time when Parrog was a busy port. Five storehouses, of which this is the survivor, were built on this site between 1758 and 1825. It was purchased jointly by a group of Founder Members in 1976. We are proud that our Club has an inclusive, friendly style, a modest subscription and is equally welcoming to local and holidaying members. We are always happy to receive visiting members of other sailing and/or boating clubs.
Over the school summer holidays, our Commodore's Lounge bar is open to non-members in the early evenings and we also serve good value, quality bar meals on selected days during this period.
Our affairs are controlled by a Management Committee, elected by the membership, whose authority is vested in the Club Manager for the day-to-day running of the Club. There are separate committees responsible for Sailing & Boating (including Celtic Longboat rowing), Bar management, Building matters, and Entertainments. Opening times for the Club House are in general the same as for the bar except that the Club is also open before and after races.
A list of committee members, who are there to serve you, is displayed in the clubhouse. They are more than happy to deal with your queries or to note any observations you wish to make.
Please remember that the sea should be treated with respect. An awareness of the dangers is essential.
You should familiarise yourself with the river channel at low tide, in order to identify rocks and shallows. You should also take account of the rate of flow of the river, particularly at spring tides and be aware of the dangers associated with the sandbar at the mouth of the river.
Tide times and local weather forecast can be found on the Newport Boat Club website, for those who prefer a hard copy, these are also available in the clubhouse.
It is always good practice to inform someone onshore of any plans you have to sail out of view from Newport.
The Club now has a WindGuru weather station where you can see the wind conditions in the bay.Go to https://beta.windguru.cz/station/624
Christmas Week, Easter Week and Summer Holidays
Daily: 12:00 - 23:00
1st December to 28th February
Daily: 16.30 - 21.00
Sat & Sun: 12.00 - 21.00
(Unless by prior arrangement with the Manager)