Boats in a row along the water
Boats in a row along the water

Carmarthenshire - Tywi Boat Club

Get yourself out on the water at Tywi Boat Club

The Tywi Boat Club, otherwise called Clwb Cychod y Tywi, is a RYA Associated sailing and water sports centre, seven miles south of the market town of Carmarthen. It's about two miles from the village centre and is unnusual in that it welcomes temporary visitors and holidaymakers as well as members. So, if you find yourself in the area, you can get temporary membership for about £20 per week.

The Tywi Boat Club welcomes boaters of all ages and skill levels. It's one of many places in Wales with RYA-certified instructors who also provide facilities for disabled sailors.

The Club has a comprehensive sailing program for cruisers and dinghies and competes with the best rowing clubs in Wales thanks to the recent acquisition of three Celtic Longboats.

Keep in mind that Llansteffan is an estuary with one of the highest tides in the British Isles, making it a prime example of a tidal estuary. As a result, you need to be careful, especially during spring tides.

The Tywi is navigable by small yachts almost all the way to Carmarthen's town center; Dylan Thomas' Laugharne is a popular destination; and the ancient quay in Lower St. Clears on the River Taf can be reached by small dinghies or motorboats with shallow drafts.

The newly renovated Kidwelly quay to the east is a real throwback to a bygone era. If you or your boat are capable, you might want to go further afield on a day trip or plan an overnight stay to places in Carmarthen Bay like Saundersfoot, Island Caldey and Tenby, depending on the weather forecast of course!


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