Moorings

The club offers a number of swinging moorings on the River Tamar at Weir Quay. All moorings are inspected annually and the club also conducts the mooring inspections for club members that have Hole’s Hole Mooring Association moorings and most of the privately held local moorings.

There are three categories of WQSC moorings;

The Deep-line moorings accomodate sailing vessels of 1.5 – 2.0m draft at £245 pa.

The Mid-line moorings accomodate sailing vessels of up to 1.4m draft at £220 pa.

The Shallow-line moorings accomodate shoal draft sailing vessels that are capable of regularly taking the ground at a cost of £160 pa

Permanent moorings require payment to the previous holder or the club for the cost of the existing mooring tackle. To obtain details of available moorings or to join the waiting list for one of the mooring lines, contact our Moorings Officer.

Preference on each mooring line will be given to applicants taking an active part in club cruising activities.

Occasionally moorings are available for sublet on an annual basis, once again our moorings officer can advise on availability.

All mooring holders are required to be full members of Weir Quay Sailing Club.

Mooring inspections take place during the winter season when the club’s purpose built mooring barge is manned by volunteer crews under the command of an experienced skipper. The club’s mooring officer will circulate a schedule of inspection dates each autumn, detailing moorings to be inspected on each date and the proposed crew for the day. Mooring inspections are usually timed to coincide with the low water offered by spring tides. Although a mooring holder’s presence is not mandatory when their mooring is inspected, it is strongly encouraged.

It is a condition of our insurance that all moorings inspected by the club barge are held by WQSC members.

Conditions in the River Tamar can be challenging and over the years we have developed a mooring system and inspection regime that minimises the number of challenges we face. Whichever mooring option that you choose in the area, please be sure to obtain a written report on the condition of the mooring at its last inspection and the date of the inspection.

If you would like a mooring or know of anyone who would be interested please contact the Moorings Officer, Dick Brown, by email moorings.wqsc@gmail.com