Gwynedd Sailing Clubs
The Club is set on the NE end of Bala Lake giving access to one of the most picturesque sailing waters in Wales. The mainly Southerly winds provide excellent sailing conditions and the well equipped clubhouse and training room make Bala SC one of the most popular sailing venues in the country.
A number of classes are sailed at the club including Albacore, Blaze, Cruisers, Fireball, Flying Fifteen, General Handicap, GP14, Juniors, Laser, Merlin Rocket, Sailboard and Solo.
Visitors are most welcome to Dovey Yacht Club. Membership application forms are available at the Clubhouse and if you are visiting Aberdovey for a short period you can take out a temporary membership.
We have plenty to offer both dinghy sailors and cruisers. We have a super junior fleet sailing mostly topper dinghies. Racing dinghy fleets include Lasers, GP14’s, Solos, Fun Lasers and Toppers. The Aberdyfi Rowing Club are affiliated to us.
On shore we are proud of our club facilities. We have changing rooms with hot showers, a food galley and upstairs is the main lounge, balcony and bar with a magnificent view of the Dovey Estuary.
Llanbedr & Pensarn Yacht (LPYC) is situated on a sea estuary, or lagoon, called Mochras, where the river Artro enters the Irish Sea in north Cardigan Bay. The lagoon is tidal and dries to a sandy bottom. Access is limited to 2 hours either side of High Water. HW is Liverpool -3hr 8min. There is a visitors mooring for craft up to 5tons.
North Cardigan Bay (Tremadoc Bay) is a near perfect sailing area, chosen as the Olympic sailing venue if Manchester had been successful in its bid for the Olympics. Pwllheli is 10 miles across the water and nominated as a Sailing Academy by the RYA. Snowdonia provides the backdrop to the sea, some of the best scenery and walking country in the world.
The LPYC is a small club with around 120 members and with few formalities. All types of boating are catered for, dinghy and cruiser racing on handicap, fishing, cruising and just messing about in boats. The estuary is a natural area with a good deal of wildlife and only limited access by public road. It has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Children are most welcome, the Artro Estuary being as safe a place as any water can be, and the club provides a safety boat on race and activity
Llandudno Sailing Club is keen to encourage anyone interested in learning to sail to come along to the club and find out what’s involved.
The club have 3 Laser Pico’s and 2 Optimist dinghys especially for use by beginners. Royal Yachting Association (RYA) qualified instructors run the sessions. No sailing is allowed unless the powered safety boat and crew are on the water.
Llandudno’s race programme includes a number of single race trophies (eg First Out, Easter Tankard etc) and trophies that are competed for over a series of 3 to 10 races (eg Salisbury, Chamber of Trade etc). There are also trophies for special categories such as ‘Leading Beginner’, ‘Most Capsizes in a Season, Club Champion etc.
Madoc Yacht Club is situated in the beautiful, panoramic harbour of Porthmadog, Gwynedd, North Wales. The club takes a pride in being a friendly, socially active club that welcomes boating visitors at all times of the year.
Welsh National Sailing Events Centre / Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club offers easy access to the waters of Tremadog Bay – one of the best sailing waters in the UK. This is an active Club with a large event hosting capability – hosting World, European and national championships.
SCYC sits on a cliff top at Abersoch, North Wales. With views out across St. Tudwals Islands and Cardigan Bay, and over Snowdonia to the North East, few places offer a more picturesque sailing venue. National, European and World Championships are held here with classes queuing up to book weeks for their next championships. 2005 already has a very full calendar and promises to be every bit as good as 2004.
SCYC has organised races since its founding in 1924 and has hosted many National, European and World Championships. The major annual dinghy events are the Annual Abersoch Dinghy Week and Abersoch Mirror Week are run from the beach. These are run separately from all other events and attract nearly 500 dinghys to the two events.
Sailing takes place in the surrounding waters of Cardigan Bay with races being held for IRC and PYS keelboats, National Squibs, Sportsboats, Seabird Half Raters and various dinghy classes. A launch service operates from the club jetty from May until September which is of course also available to visitors. Bona Fide visitors are encouraged to come and enjoy our facilities in what must be one of the most spectacular sites in the UK