Nuffield Sailing & Watersports Centre

Welcome to the Nuffield Sailing & Watersports Centre

The Nuffield Sailing & Watersports Centre at the Joint Service Mountain Training Centre Indefatigable provides sailing and watersports activities for serving military personnel, their families and visiting military units.

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 offer courses and taster sessions in sailing and powerboating for adults as well as children. We also offer taster sessions in Stand-Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking (Sit-on tops) – great fun for families and popular with military units for team building and decompression.

A programme of prearranged courses and taster sessions will be listed below and is updated throughout the year. You should also keep an eye on our Facebook page for announcements and availability. 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 and minimum number of students required).

Our fully qualified and experienced instructors can deliver courses and taster sessions to both groups and families.

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


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 courses, suitable for families and small groups of up to 6 persons (children must be aged 8 and over).

We provide 2, 3 and 5 day RYA Sailing courses. Courses can be arranged direct with the Nuffield Centre Office. Please contact the Nuffield Office for more details.


We run Powerboat Level 2 courses throughout the year. Safety Boat Courses are ran subject to demand. If our scheduled course dates are not suitable – please contact us and we can arrange a course on dates to suit you. Courses will only run if there are 3 people booked. Contact us on:  01248 718362 or via email on: in the first instance, to discuss further.

Course places available:

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January 2024

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 February 2024

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 March 2024






Sailing and Watersports Sessions

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, PPE & safety cover are included. Contact the office for further details.

And if sailing is not for you, we also offer Stand-up Paddle Boarding (SUP) and Kayaking (sit on top) sessions. All equipment, instruction and PPE are included.

Please contact the Nuffield Office for prices and to book sessions.

Additional Dates for Your Diary

Nuffield Sailing & Watersports Centre Open Day for 2024 will be announced once a date has been decided.





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.

Should the booking be affected due to adverse weather conditions, we will make every effort to make alternative arrangements with you whilst you are here. Please note this may be constrained by the availability of our instructors and your own plans.

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 due to operational issues will only be given on receipt of a written report from the Unit Commanding Officer.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Winter /Spring dates now available. If interested, contact Nuffield Centre office today.