Neyland Rally 2022

All day | 6th August 2022 - 11th August 2022


Welcome to the 4th Neyland CMBA Rally. Neyland Yacht Club (NYC) and Neyland Marina (NM), have kindly invited CMBA members as their guests, offering fantastic venues for an extended weekend-midweek of boating on the 24 miles of navigable tidal water of the Cleddau Estuary leading from St Ann’s Head to Neyland Point and River Cleddau from Neyland Point to Haverfordwest. With plenty of places of interest along the way, including: Pembrokeshire National Park, Irish Ferry Port at Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven Tanker Terminals, Milford Haven Marina, various Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants.

The Cleddau Estuary doesn't have a speed limit, so is also used as the venue for formula powerboat championships, ski racing and numerous dinghy and yacht races throughout the year. There is however a 3 knot (no wash) limit along the shoreline and the upper reaches of the River Cleddau, marked with yellow buoys. NM offers allocated pontoon moorings, designated parking, for cars, trailers and motorhomes, shower and toilet facilities, Manillas Cafe and The Bar, (restaurant) overlooking the marina. Adjoining is Dale Sailing with a chandlery, workshop, boat hoist and a fuel pontoon. NYC offers full use of their club house facilities, the newly refurbished Alumchine bar & restaurant, with a great veranda with uninterrupted views across the Cleddau Estuary. Launching of boats, via the public slipway to the side of NYC. Neyland town offers several supermarkets, takeaways, a chemist and fuel station. Green Park - Camping and Caravanning Club for overnight motorhomes and trailer parking.


To enter this event please submit the form at the bottom of this page. Please note this event is only available for CMBA members to enter, if you would like to attend this event and enjoy the many other benefits of the club, please consider joining the CMBA.


Saturday: Entry & registration to NM from 09:00, park trailers & cars as directed by NM. Prepare boats in readiness for launching, catch up with CMBA members and join in with an informal safety briefing. Once set up, assist each other for launching, in the traditional CMBA way. Make way to your allocated pontoon moorings in NM. Meet at Manillas Cafe for an informal safety briefing.Then heading off East a 4 mile trip to the inlet, leading to the Cresswell River. Just a short way up is Lawrenny Yacht Station, then on to the Lawrenny Arms for lunch (pontoon moorings) or to the Quayside, for afternoon tea and cake. Just south of the inlet, the 3 knot (no wash) limit starts, marked by yellow buoys. From here, a leisurely cruise north up the River Cleddau, to the fork in the river, then back to the Jolly Sailor (pontoon mooring) for an early evening drink and meal, then a short run back to NM for a night cap if desired.

Sunday: Start the day with a breakfast at Manillas Cafe, then an informal safety briefing before heading off in a westerly direction down the 11 miles of the Cleddau Estuary to the village of Dale, (pontoon mooring) visiting the Boat House Cafe or for something stronger, the famous Griffin Inn (weather permitting).

Monday: Enjoy Breakfast at Manillas Cafe, then a visit to the neighbouring Milford Haven Marina, heading west for 3 miles, on the north shore of the Cleddau Estuary. Before leaving check the published free flow, access and exit times. When arriving call on the VHF to take instructions to enter via the lock gates, (channel 14, call sign: Pier Head or Tel:01646 696310). Catch up over a drink and snack or lunch, on the terrace or in the bar. Visit the shops and cafes, then back to Neyland Marina.

Tuesday: After a leisurely breakfast at Manillas Cafe, a free day boating and eating.

Wednesday: Breakfast at Manillas Cafe, a day to revisit your favourite haunts and the opportunity for a final trip around the estuary before recovery of boats (around 17:00). Assist each other to retrieve trailers for recovery of boats and back to N.M. 19:00 take your seats for dinner at The Bar restaurant, continue the evening with many a 'boating' story.

Thursday: please vacate NYC by 12:00.


Event Classification

CHALLENGING - An event normally held at sea, where tides, strong tidal flow/currents and rough water may be experienced. In the event of an emergency/breakdown assistance WILL be required – either emergency services or CMBA colleagues, as severe damage/injury may occur. NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS or inexperienced family members. RYA level 2 Powerboat certification strongly recommended. Confidence in your boat/engine(s) reliability is essential. Not suitable for untried boats/engines.



  • Neyland Marina
  • Brunel Quay
  • Milford Haven
  • SA73 1PY
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Bookings are closed for this event.