Beach mooring

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 on a pay-for-lift basis.

Craning in or craning afloat

Refers to the transfer of vessel into the water (April) as opposed to craning out or craning ashore that refers to the transfer from water to land (October).

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.

Household Quota

Households are limited to a maximum of one of the following vessel types: cruiser, dinghy, tender, racked craft (canoe)

Racks* - Horizontal storage

These racks are for the exclusive use during summer of canoes, kayaks & paddleboards up to ~3.8m in length.  During the winter,  LSC dinghies & some inflatables may also be stored there.

*VIS - Vertical Inflatable Storage - to the east of canoe racks

These 6 racks slots are for the exclusive use of inflatables stored vertically.  Trolleys may be discretely stored behind against the cliff if room.

Summer / Winter

LFHA operates a two season year. During the summer suitable vessels are moored in the estuary. Their tenders and sailing dinghies and canoes occupy the hardstanding. During the winter months, most of these vessels are removed from Association property, replaced by the summer-moored vessels.

Storage vs Berthing

Whilst most summer-moored vessels are storeBrickbats are very critical or insulting remarks which are made in public about someone or something.d over winter on the hardstanding, the storage of most sailing dinghies over winter is not permitted.

TeD's Folly

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.

Ted’s Tabernacle

Positioned on the Hardstanding overlooked by the Balcony,  it houses mains electricity supply for Members & License Labels at the start of the summer season.


A vessel less than 3.5m length overall (loa) licensed in association with a summer moored vessel, used for ferrying to & from the mooring. Such tenders are confined to the south & west periphery of the hardstanding & Ted’s Folly. Larger similar vessels are deemed to be dinghies & are subject to space availability on the hardstanding and the household quota.

Wet harbour / Wet Berth

Tidal area bounded by the harbour walls also including the brook.


Usually wooden blocks or structures used to support the hull of a craned vessel on the hardstanding over winter.