Nuffield Sailing Centre

Welcome to the Nuffield Sailing Centre

NEW FOR 2018 –  1 WEEK FAMILY AND GROUP SAILING/ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES – See below for more details or contact the office.

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 contact us or complete an enquiry form to arrange.

For all enquiries please telephone: 01248 718362 or fill in an enquiry form by clicking here

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


Tuesday Evening Sail Taster – a popular choice for many, our Tuesday evening sailing taster takes place between 1730-2030hrs. Places cost £10 (children must be aged 7+ and accompanied by a parent/guardian – sailing or not). Booking in advance is required and numbers are restricted to 6 students.

Sessions take place every other Tuesday as follows:

July 3rd, 17th & 31st; August 14th & 28th; September 11th & 25th

Saturday Sailing – new for 2018, 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.

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

Our Individual Sailing Courses and Group Taster Sessions price list is available here.

Upcoming Courses

Courses are listed by type and then by date.


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.

Sorry but we are fully booked over the summer for Family Sailing Courses.

POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 COURSES (£140 per person)

Sat 14th – Sun 15th July

Sat 1st – Sun 2nd September

Wed 3rd – Thur 4th October

Sat 20th – Sun 21st October


Late Season Sail & BBQ (Bring your own food) – Saturday 29th September

All our Sail & BBQ days are free to attend but spaces are limited and booking in advance is required. Please contact the office for further details.


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

2019 Sail Centre Programme Coming Soon