Nuffield Sailing Centre

Welcome to the Nuffield Sailing Centre

NEW FOR 2019 –  Stand-up Paddle Boarding and Sit-on Kayaking coming Summer 2019

Our very own RYA accredited Sail Centre is situated on the banks of the Menai Strait, just a short walk from the accommodation wing.

We have a programme of prearranged courses and taster sessions listed below. Alternatively, in addition to our advertised courses, we can arrange directly with you a course or taster session on dates to suit you (subject to availability of instructors).

Please call us to enquire about and/or book all Sailing & Watersports Activities.

Our fully qualified and experienced instructors can deliver the following courses/taster sessions to both groups and families, click on the links for more details:

On the Water:

Sailing Taster sessions

RYA Dinghy Courses

RYA Powerboat Courses

Personal Sailing Coaching

Theory (Classroom based) Courses:

Marine Short Range Certificate

First Aid

Upcoming Courses


What better way to take advantage of our superb facility, learning to sail or improve your skills on one of our dedicated sailing packages suitable for families and small groups of up to 6 persons (children must be aged 7 and over).

This five day sailing package includes 6 nights self-catering accommodation (Arriving Sunday and departing the following Friday – Sailing Monday through to Friday). For Families there are weeks available throughout the school holidays including half term breaks (alternate dates can be made available if requested). And for groups who wish to attend on alternate dates, courses can be arranged direct with the Nuffield Centre Office.

Prices are based per person on a minimum of four students and include self-catering accommodation in en-suite rooms, instruction and all equipment. Students will leave with an RYA qualification depending on their level and skills. The packages are suitable only for groups of similar ability.

For available dates, further information and to book, contact the office.

Family Sailing Course bookings being taken now for 2019 (with the exception of the following dates):

Please call the office for availability.


If the below dates are not suitable – contact us and we may be able to arrange a course on dates to suit you. Courses will only run if there are 3 people booked.

Sat 7 & Sun 8 September (Powerboat Level 2) 3 places available

Sat 28 & Sun 29 September (Powerboat Level 2) 3 places available

Further dates to be announced soon.

Saturday Sailing and Watersports Sessions

New for 2019, an opportunity to spend a few hours at our Sailing Centre. For beginners and the more experienced sailors, we can provide an opportunity to sail under supervised conditions. Equipment, boats, instruction & safety cover are included.

These sessions will commence from Saturday 11th May subject to demand and availability – contact the office for further details.

Additional Dates for Your Diary

Watersports Taster – Thursday 29th August

An opportunity to have a go at either sailing, paddle boarding or kayaking. Minimum age 7 yrs, children must be accompanied by their parent/guardian.

Morning & Afternoon Sessions available.

The BBQ will also be available to use – bring your own food.

Cost: £10 per person per session/activity – subject to availability and numbers. To book, please contact the Nuffield Office.


In the unlikely event that we do have to cancel your booking, we can assure you that we will give a complete refund or make every effort to provide suitable alternative dates.

Where you have cause to cancel your booking, the following cancellation policy will apply:

  • Greater than 4 weeks’ notice – full refund
  • 4 to 2 weeks’ notice attracts a 50% refund
  • Less than 2 weeks = no refund
  • You should have adequate travel insurance to cover any “last minute” cancellations

Refunds for cancellations will only be given for operational issues on receipt of a written report from the Unit Commanding Officer

Our Family Accommodation is now fully booked for August - but we do have some availability on our campsite