Established in 2001 we welcome you to the North Wales Power and Sail Web Site.

Learn to sail with qualified and experienced instructors in the beautiful  Menai Straits and North Wales Coast.

Based on the Menai Straits, North Wales (see map below), the school offers a wide range of RYA Powerboat and RYA Sail Cruising courses from beginner to Yachtmaster.

The school's training area offers some of the most beautiful yet challenging stretches of water in the UK. Whether you wish to obtain the RYA's internationally recognised qualifications or have training customised to your own needs we are here to help and ready to discuss your requirements.

Our Yachtmaster and Powerboat instructors are all highly experienced and together have in excess of 60 years seatime. With their expert tuition you will learn your new skills, whether theory or practical, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Your Instructors:

Frank Ratcliffe (School Principal):

 RYA Yachtmaster Instructor, RYA Yachtmaster Examiner (Power and Sail),

Brian Allen:

RYA Yachtmaster Instructor


Frank Ratcliffe:

                          01690 750 376

             mob:      07715 905 224

             e- mail:

or simply use the message facility on the contact page.



Terms and Conditions

 *Telephone bookings will be held without deposit for a maximum of 5 days.

*Deposits are non refundable.
*The balance is due three weeks before start date.
*In the event of non payment we reserve the right to re-sell the course and the deposit will be forfeited.
*In the event of cancellation prior to the final balance being due only the deposit is forfeited.
*If cancellation is after the date of final payment the client is liable to pay the outstanding balance, should we be unable to re let the space. At the company's discretion we may transfer the reservation to an acceptable alternative date. 
 *The company shall not accept claims and shall not be liable at any time for claims or expenses caused by circumstances beyond its control including sickness, accident, travel delays, weather, strikes, war or civil unrest.
*In the event of the company cancelling a course we shall be liable only for full refund of fees paid.
*No payment will be paid for incidental costs.
*No student or charterer shall bring aboard any contraband, drugs or other substance or item without the prior knowledge and permission of the skipper.

*Signing the booking form signifies acceptance of the company's terms and conditions.