Moorings and Yard
See the Fees_and_Charges page for costs of renting a mooring with the club.
We have fore and aft drying moorings, suitable for lifting keel, bilge keel and shallow long keel boats.
Deep Water Moorings
Deep water moorings are either fore and aft bridal or alongside our river pontoons.
How our bridal moorings work
All GYC moorings are bridle moorings. This enables us to keep a high density of boats within a small space, but does require an understanding of how to moor. The following guidelines should help, but please ask the harbourmaster if you have any questions.
1.When there is no boat on a mooring the bridle maintains the integrity of the trot.
2.When the boat is on the mooring it takes the place of the bridle, i.e. the mooring strops should be taut and the bridle slack. If the bridle is not slack it is inclined to saw along the side of the boat causing damage to both boat and bridle.
3.The mooring should generally be approached into the tide and down wind of the mooring. Once tied fore and aft, motoring the boat into the tide will enable you to further tighten the fore lines, making the bridle go slack. It is advisable to use two lines fore and two lines aft and also to loosely tie up the bridle alongside.
4.When leaving the mooring, if there is any wind, you should always arrange to leave so the wind is blowing you away from the bridle. This may necessitate splitting the bridle in the middle and re-joining on the windward side of the boat. Failure to do this may result in getting the bridle caught around the keel, rudder or prop.
Members are entitled to moor on the GYC pontoon at a members' reduced rate of £5 per night, which is chargeable after three nights free mooring. Members are reminded of the GYC Byelaws: "No craft (including yacht tenders) shall be moored on the pontoon without the permission of the Harbour Master or an Officer of the Club."