Welcome to Newport S.W.A.T. 

Our Scouts Water Activities Team provides sailing and other water activities to scouts in Newport, South Wales, and our friends in surrounding scout districts.

We offer...

Adult and youth taster sessions on Drascombe Luggers.
Scout and Explorer sessions on our RS Fevas.
Adult and Explorer powerboa
t training sessions.

We are now taking bookings for the 2017 season. Check out our session pages to find out more about our activities and how to book. 


For adults interested in joining us, we will be running free sailing taster sessions on the Drascombe Luggers on the following dates (more dates to follow)...

Tuesday 11th April, 5pm  Postponed, more sessions coming soon

To book yourself onto a session please use the form on the Contact Us page. No previous sailing experience required.

After the taster session, if you would then like to join the team you can move on to dinghy sailing and safety boat skills later in the season. Typically your first season will be spent learning to sail and assisting with running scout sessions, and in your second season you may have achieved RYA qualifications and been assessed for Scout Leadership permits.

So if you are an adult in scouting in Gwent Area and you would like to try sailing with a view to joining our team just send us a message via our Contact Us page to get started. No previous sailing experience required.

News So Far
  • 2016 Season

    Thanks to a Monmouthshire BS grant we were able to buy 10 junior buoyancy aids and offer Lugger sessions to Cubs for the first time. We also introduced 3-day dinghy sailing courses for Scouts and Explorers. 170 Cubs, Scouts and Explorers came sailing with us in 2016.

  • October 2015 - Feet up

    Our last sessions saw our 100th+ scouts on the water this season, 70 on the Fevas and 35 on the Luggers. Time to pack the boats up for the winter and put our feet up.

  • August 2015 - Fevas

    We ran our first Scout and Explorer Feva sailing sessions in July.  Our target is to get 60 Scouts and Explorers in the Fevas this summer. Many thanks to Sport Wales for their generous support.

  • June 2015 - Scout sailing starts

    6th Newport Scouts were the first to book a Lugger sailing session as an activity on their summer camp.

  • June 2015 - Safety boat launch

    The team launch our new safety boat. Many thanks to the Monmouthshire Building Society, The Leslie Sell Charitable Trust, Capita and Sport Wales for their generous contributions.

  • April 2015 - Llandegfedd reopens

    After a long wait the reservoir has reopened and the new Watersports and Visitor Centres are looking great. Isolde is now on her mooring and ready to sail.

  • July 2014 - Safety boat training at Watchet

    Inspired by the leaders at Avon Scouts the team visited 1st Watchet Sea Scouts for tidal powerboat and safety boat training.

  • April 2014 - Sail training at Avon

    With Llandegfedd closed for construction works, the team visited Avon Scouts in Bristol for RYA Level 2 Sail Training.

  • July 2013 - Sail training starts on the Luggers

    A dozen sessions at Llandegfedd during 2013 going over the basics with the team.

Newport Scouts on the water
Drascombe Lugger, Coypu and RS Feva during a scout sailing session.

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