Sailing & Boating
Visiting Newport? Why not come and enjoy Sailing in Newport Pembrokeshire? Newport Boat Club supports most forms of enjoyment on the water, including sailing, rowing, canoeing, fishing or simply cruising around the bay. We place great value on the peacefulness of our setting and power boat owners are asked to keep to a low speed while in the vicinity of Parrog or in the estuary.
Moorings - mooring within the estuary of Newport is controlled by the local Boat Owners Association (Cymdeithas Gychod Afon Nyfer ac Harbour Trefdraeth). For further details on moorings visit Newport Town website.
Rowing Newport Pembrokeshire
The present day rowing section at NBC was formed when in 1999 Ceibwr Rowing Club joined Newport Boat Club.
Our Celtic Longboats
There are presently three Celtic Longboats namely Tonnau Glas, George Eaves and Angharad D J.
These three vessels form the backbone of the traditional fixed seat rowing, however all types of rowing including kayaks and sliding seat are welcomed.
Although rowing takes place all year round, March to October is the more active time with rowing taking place on different nights of the week.
If you are keen and enjoy rowing, there are ample opportunities to row for leisure or to compete for the club in events. These are held up and down the Welsh coast and as far away as London, Ireland and even France.
Interested? Contact: Trevor Holland: 07786 568807 or Betsy Snow: 07531 814469
Visitors are welcome but if you intend to row on a regular basis, you should be a club member and a member of Welsh Sea Rowing at an extra cost of £15.00.
Sailing Newport Pembrokeshire
The racing will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016. All competitors must acquaint themselves with The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions 2009 which are available for inspection at the Club and on this website. All craft must have Third Party Insurance for a minimum of £3,000,000.
Throughout August races are held in Newport Bay.
The schedule of races for this year, including High Water times and estimated Start Times is downloadable below.
A variety of races are held which include Open and Restricted handicapped events including series races for slow and fast fleets each week. The Fast Series is for boats with a Portsmouth Handicap of 1205 or less and the Slow Series is for boats with a Portsmouth Handicap of 1206 or more. Other more specific races are held each year such as (maximum age in brackets) Collier Junior Helm Trophy (16), Emlyn Williams Junior Cup (15), Richards Points Cup (16), Optimist Cup (12), Junior Helm and Junior Crew (16).
Boat Parking on Club Premises
Members seeking consent to park boats on the Club grounds during the period 1st April to 30th September should remit the appropriate fee at the bar. There is limited space available and applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.
Craft must be on a well-maintained trailer, with fully inflated tyres.
The Club disclaims any liability for theft or damage and all craft must be insured including third party liability insurance.
If you park your boat on The Green at the Parrog, remember that this land belongs to the Barony of Cemaes and that boat-parking there is not a right. However, boats are allowed to be left on The Green during August if they are parked within the designated area. It is advisable to make sure that no public function on The Green is imminent.
Tuition & Training
The Club is not a recognized RYA training establishment. Tuition is sometimes available from RYA qualified persons on an informal basis during August.
We encourage members to organize their own training and to have their own boats.
WindGuru Weather Station
Newport Boat Club now has a wind guru weather station where you can see the wind conditions in the bay. Go to https://beta.windguru.cz/station/624