Welcome to The Royal Welsh Yacht Club


Set within the medieval walled town of Caernarfon, Porth yr Aur is the oldest yacht club premises in the world. Its unique position offers breath-taking views over the Menai Strait and the old town. Its association with the sea and sailing and the culture and heritage that have developed in their wake are as alive and relevant today as they ever were.

Over the centuries numerous events have shaped the colourful tapestry of its history from an early Welsh rebellion to the splendour and pageantry of the Victorian Regattas and the present-day renovation of the site and building.

From the onset its founders and members have contributed to its success and have achieved great personal seafaring accomplishments of which we are justifiably proud.

Today the Royal Welsh Yacht Club is a vibrant establishment with a varied programme of sailing and rowing events and social gatherings. Why not join us to sample the welcome, and learn more about the fascinating history of this most magical of places and the people that have graced it with their presence.


The Royal Welsh Yacht Club 175th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance

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This is a very special year for the Royal Welsh Yacht Club as we celebrate our 175th Anniversary

Royal Welsh Yacht Club 175th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance

Castle to Castle 2022

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13 miles from Beaumaris to Caernarfon beneath the two famous bridges which span the strait SATURDAY 21 MAY
Castle to Castle Flyer

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MarineTraffic map

The below map shows members’ vessels equipped with AIS transceivers within the terrestrial stations’ range. Click on dots representing vessels for more information on the vessel’s last course, speed etc. If you wish to become a part of the RWYC fleet, please contact us for more details.