Chepstow & District Yacht Club
We are unique here at the CDYC with our mix of beautiful secluded surroundings at St Pierre Pill, plus our club program, friendliness and DIY ethos.
Our Club is made up of a small, friendly group of people from many walks of life who share a love of messing about in and with boats.
While we do have the occasional race, we mostly prefer to cruise together or just do our own thing.
Our main event is our annual regatta, usually in June, when anyone is welcome to join us for a fun weekend.
The Club moorings at St. Pierre Pill are set between the two Severn Estuary motorway road crossings.
It is a very quiet, well sheltered haven, on the Welsh side of the Estuary, far from the maddening crowds and teeming in all manner of wild life.
While our facilities may not be grand but we do have all the basics, plus the most splendid of views.
St Pierre Pill
St Pierre Pill is a very quiet haven where all manner of bird life can be watched, particularly waders, shell duck, teal and the occasional raptor.
Our Club is ideally situated for boating on the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel.
Anyone sailing up into the Severn Estuary from the Bristol Channel or in the opposite direction, is welcome to call in at St Pierre Pill.
'Pill' is a Welsh word meaning muddy creek and St Pierre Pill is the muddy creek where we at Chepstow and District Yacht Club have our moorings.
Sailing on the Severn Estuary
Because of the extreme tides in the Severn Estuary all journeys must be go with the tide.
But don't be put off sailing by the cautions on the Admiralty chart - there are no dragons in this part of Wales, however, the tides must be obeyed.
The channel is clearly marked, all the way from Avonmouth up to Sharpness and the Gloucester canal.
And for anyone sailing on the Estuary, St Pierre Pill is an ideal stopping place to await the tide.
There are two floating pontoons where you can tie up that give access to the quiet peaceful surroundings.
The moorings dry 3 to 4 hrs after local HW, with a bottom of varying depths of soft clean mud.
Shelter at St Pierre Pill is excellent, except perhaps, at the very top of a high spring (>14m) tide with a southerly gale blowing, when the moorings can become a little choppy - but still very safe.
You will always find a friendly welcome at The Chepstow and District Yacht Club, visitors are always welcome.