We are now largely an RYA affiliated cruising club. A number of members have moorings allocated by Conwy Harbour Authority. The harbour is 100 yards from the Aberhod slipway where shelter is afforded by the Rhos-on-Sea breakwater. The moorings are half tide moorings giving almost 4 hours of sailing time on one tide. Other members have moorings across the North Wales Coast.
Our boat park is situated at Rhos Point about 200 yards west of the harbour, where the cruisers are laid up for winter, with its recently fitted hi-security CCTV system.
Colwyn Bay is one of the best sailing venues on the North Wales coast. Being only 90 minutes from Manchester and 2 hrs. from Birmingham. Rhos on Sea has a good wide slipway which is for the sole use of sailing boats. Launching is free and is sheltered from all but an easterly wind.
There are regulations imposed by the Conwy Harbour Authority regarding insurance and safety equipment. Power boats have a dedicated slipway at Porth Eirias where the Harbour Authority levy a charge for launching. PWC’s have a have a very active club and training centre there also.
The entire Bay has excellent sailing with a maximum 1.5 knot tide. Shelter from the prevailing south westerly winds provides generally good sea conditions and the views of the two Ormes and the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park are spectacular.
Membership Social membership costs £10 per year: Full membership £55 per year. Boat park storage is £50 per dinghy or £ 150 per other boat per year. To make use of the boat park you must be a full member. Membership starts 1st March for 12 months. Anyone joining after August 31 pays half fees for the remaining year untill 1st March. To download an application form Click here. Opens in Adobe Acrobat.
Contact the membership secretary by email using the application form (this is to reduce spam)
Return the form to the membership secretary who will bring your application up at the next committee meeting which is on the last Friday of the month. Any boat in the boat park must be on a trailer whether road legal or not (this is for the bosun to be able to move the boats for boat park maintenance).
If you are unable to find a proposer then please get in touch with the Membership Secretary anyway.
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