Welcome to The Royal Welsh Yacht Club


RWYC has many opportunities for both rowing and sailing. Interested but you don’t have a boat? Please contact sailing@royal-welsh.com, training@royal-welsh.com or rowing@royal-welsh.com

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.


Upcoming Events

July 2024

Sat 6th - Mon 8th - Conwy River Festival Racing
Wed 10th - Sat 13th - LA-LA Rally
Sat 20th - WhatsApp Local Cruise - TBC - 10:00 - 4.5m
Fri 26th to Sun 28th - The Offshore Circuit Racing Drivers Association /RWYC /Caernarfon
Sat 27th - What’s App Local Cruise or Competitive Cruise - TBC - 15:21 - 4.6m

August 2024

Sat 3rd - WhatsApp Local Cruise - TBC - 10:15 - 4.4m
Mon 5th to Sat 17th - Menai Strait Regattas
Wed 7th - Race Through - TBC - 12:36 - 4.7m
Thu 8th - Seiont Regatta - 13:09 - 4.6m
Fri 9th - Cadnant Regatta - 13:43 - 4.5m
Fri 23rd - Mon 26th - August B/H Weekend Cruise - TBC - 13:11 - 5.2m


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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.