Head of Unit
Deputy Head of Unit
Tel: (01492) 641254
Located on the fringes of the Snowdonia National Park and in the shadow of the historic Suspension Bridge, the Menai Bridge unit meets weekly in our hut on the small island of Ynys Gaint which is accessed by a narrow causeway.
We meet on Wednesday night at 1930 for two hours in addition to ad hoc days for longer courses which are usually at weekends.
At Menai Bridge we offer potential members the chance to participate in our “The World Is Your Oyster” scheme.
Over a two-year period, we will provide the four key basic seagoing qualifications: RYA Day Skipper (Theory), RYA Powerboat (Level II), RYA Diesel Engine and RYA First Aid.
It was none other than Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson who once described the Menai Strait as “one of the most treacherous stretches of sea in the world”.
It is on these same waters that we are based, with potential members being offered the opportunity to train in these challenging conditions.
Within easy reach of the unit are several stretches of coastline and the unit maintains strong links with the maritime community in the area including Prifysgol Bangor University’s School of Ocean Science, RNLI Stations across Anglesey, HM Coastguard in Holyhead and No.22 Squadron (Search & Rescue) at nearby RAF Valley.
For more information about MVS Menai Bridge please contact the Deputy Head of Unit.
Photo shows nine MVS members being presented with their RYA Day Skipper (Theory) certificates by Giles Pepperell (RVO, North Wales), H. Alan Hughes (HoU, MVS Menai Bridge) and Robert Hughes-Mullock (DHoU, MVS Menai Bridge).