Newport is a great place to sail!

The fact that sailing at Newport is constrained by the tides means that we may sail earlier in the morning, leaving the rest of the day for other activities, or later in the day allowing a well-deserved post-outing drink in the sunshine outside The Club chatting with like-minded people about boats, the next day’s plan, or just life in general.

While the Nevern estuary and bar can be challenging in the wrong conditions, the bay has virtually no current, and so is ideal for racing or for cruising to sheltered coves, secluded beaches, or across to Cwm-yr-Eglwys for an ice-cream. The more adventurous (and well-prepared) can sail south round Dinas Head to Fishguard, or North past amazing rock formations and coves towards Ceibwr and the Witches' Cauldron.

Tuition & training

The Club is not a recognized RYA training establishment – the river at Newport can be quite a tricky place for beginners, although Traeth Mawr (Big Beach) shelves very gently, and so is ideal for windsurfing, wing-foiling and kiteboarding.

Tuition is sometimes available from nearby clubs in Fishguard or Cardigan – please see their websites for details. Otherwise, there are commercial training centres in the Milford Haven area to the south or New Quay to the north.

If you are not resident in the Newport area, we suggest that you join a sailing club near you, learn there, and then enjoy wonderful sailing in Newport.

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