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):

Easter week commencing Sun 14th April – Full

Whitsun Half Term week commencing Sun 26th May – AVAILABLE BOOK NOW

Summer school holidays week commencing Sun 28th July – Full

Summer school holidays commencing Sun 4th August – Full


Sat 30 – Sun 31 March (Powerboat Level 2) FULL

Sat 13 – Sun 14 April (Powerboat Level 2) Places available

Thur 16 – Sun 19 May (Powerboat Instructor) Places available

Sat 18 – Sun 19 May (Powerboat Level 2) Places available

Sat 1 – Sun 2 June (Powerboat Level 2) Places available

Sat 13 – Sun 14 July (Powerboat Level 2) Places avaiable

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 – contact the office for further details.

Additional Dates for Your Diary

Watersports Day – Saturday 4th May.

Come along to the launch of our new activities Stand-Up Paddle Boarding and Sit-On Top Kayaking. There will also be an opportunity for sailing and we will have the BBQ fired up for you to bring and cook your own food. Places cost £10 per adult and £5 per child (7-17). Children under 7 are free but will not be eligible for the activities. To book, please contact the Nuffield Office.


Watersports Day Flyer


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

Limited availability in Family Rooms for the summer - but we have pitches available on our Campsite