Shallow, lighter-duty moorings within a few metres of MHWS for small tenders only, south of the Brook.
Typically in April and October (tide dependent) the Harbour Board hires a mobile crane to lift large summer-moored vessels between the water and the hardstanding.
Craning in or craning afloat
Hardstanding / Hard / Dry harbour / Dry Berth
Graveled area overlooked by LSC balcony, just above MHWS on which dinghies & tenders are berthed in summer, cruisers stored in winter. Canoe racks & vertical racks for inflatables are also situated on the hardstanding.
HPC - Homebased Personal Craft
A category of licenses for owners with multiple small craft stored at home and transported to the harbour by hand on a daily basis. One license can be applied to any one such craft as it is used. Owners who wish to use more than one craft simultaneously may request more than one license.
Mean High Water Springs – the average HEIGHT of the HIGH WATERS of SPRING TIDES above Chart Datum.
Racks are for the exclusive use during summer of canoes, kayaks & paddleboards up to ~3m in length. During the winter, smaller LSC dinghies & some inflatables may also be stored there.
Summer / Winter
Storage vs Berthing
Whilst most summer-moored vessels are stored over winter on the hardstanding, the storage of sailing dinghies over winter is not permitted.
The area north of & adjacent to the tidal harbour providing a pedestrian access to the shoreline north of Darling Rock (at suitable tides) and on which tenders may be stored.
Positioned on the Hardstanding overlooked by the Balcony, it houses mains electricity supply for Members & License Labels at the start of the summer season.
Wet harbour / Wet Berth
Usually wooden blocks or structures used to support the hull of a craned vessel on the hardstanding over winter.