Welcome to the Bay of Colwyn Sailing Club web site
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 four hours of sailing time on one tide. Other members have moorings in the Conwy River and various locations across North Wales.
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 with a dedicated slipway at Porth Eirias and a training centre on the promenade.
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.