The club has 65 moorings: 30 are deep water moorings on the edge of the main channel, 18 are along the edge of the north channel and 17 are inshore moorings that dry out at low water.

Deep water moorings (ED01-12 & ED19- 30) are set at 100ft spacing and can take fin keel boats up to 35ft. Members provide their own riding gear i.e. chain or rope strops, that are attached to Hippo carrier buoys.

Midway moorings (ED13-18) have 80ft spacing and can take boats up to 26ft that are shallow bilge of fin keel boats drawing no more than 3-4ft, again members are responsible for their own riding gear.

Moorings E31-48 are along the edge of the North Channel and have 80ft spacing that are suitable for boats up to 26ft, either bilge or fin keel, drawing no more than 4ft, again as with the deep water moorings, the member supplies the riding gear.

The remaining moorings ED49-65 are inshore shallow moorings that dry out at Spring low tides. These moorings are suitable for small bilge keel boats, catamarans and boats with lifting keels and the Club provides all the mooring gear.

The club’s Moorings Officer allocates moorings to members and assists new members with the mooring equipment.

The moorings are available for member use from April 1 to November 1 and are generally all allocated by the beginning of each season, however if you’re interested in joining and would need a mooring please use the contact form and we’ll be happy to inform you about mooring availability.

Even though most of the club’s maintenance is done by volunteers, the moorings are an exception. All structural maintenance to elements like the chain have been outsourced to a professional partner. Out of season the Mooring Officer lets the annual mooring maintenance contract and ensures the moorings are ready for members use by April. He is also the point of contact with the Poole Harbour Commissioners and negotiates any changes required.

Members with a mooring will generally also need a tender to bring them from and to their boat and to store all tenders there are two options:

An outhaul on the pier allows you to leave your tender in the water during the season saving effort taking it out after use, but this is generally not an option for inflatables. Please note that each member is responsible for his/her own tender which includes bailing after heavy rain.

 

 

 

 

 

For inflatables members can use the onshore toast racks located conveniently near the slipway for easy launching.

Just like with the outhauls, members are responsible for their own inflatables and will need to make sure they are properly secured and preferably fully inflated.