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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


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Admiralty 871, SC5602 SC5912

Rules & Regulations

Keep at least 50m, from moored Navy Ships/ Property. 100m from Submarines. Give Way to Chain Ferries


Busy Naval Dockyard Hamoaze

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Dover-0540 MHWS 5.5m MHWN 4.4m MLWN 2.2m MLWS 0.8m

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General Description

Getting away from the main centre of Plymouth there are many opportunities...... ... read more


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Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The visiting yachtsman or motorboater will find numerous opportunities..... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update April 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 22nd Apr 2022
These notes were reviewed in April 2022 and no changes were made - except to one unfortunate hyperlink.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 8th Apr 2021
I reviewed these notes in April 2021. I've added some extra websites on the facilities and updated prices where possible.
Calstock and Morwellham
Written by Tyro Sailor | 15th Mar 2021
If you fancy a longish motor up river, the viaduct at Calstock is spectacular. Once through (masses of clearance) there are (or were in 2018) four mooring buoys in the middle of the river. Beware of strong tidal streams, even this far up. There's also a rickety wooden jetty, fine for dinghies but it doesn't look terribly secure for a yacht.
Ashore, there's a friendly social club and a pub with good beer and friendly barmaid. No showers though, that I could find.

A few miles further up the Tamar is Morwellham Quay where copper, arsenic and other valuable minerals were loaded for transport and export in former times. It's now one of those 'living museums' with a variety of industrial attractions. I was permitted to moor for nothing on the (now grass-covered) quay itself but long lines are required, since the only mooring posts are several yards back. Good café/pub with excellent carrot cake.
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Written by Don Thomson | 1st May 2018
I've updated some of the prices and removed the reference to the "Crooked Spaniard"
Spaniard's Inn, Cargreen
Written by Lilliburlero | 9th Sep 2016
I understood that the Spaniards had closed some years ago, and therefore no moorings will be available there. And no beer!
Ed Note: this is, in fact, true - closed quite a while ago
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Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 10th May 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in May 2016. I have not made any changes. The information re the landing of dinghies at the Mayflower Sailing Club's slip has been added to the notes on Plymouth Sound
No Dinghy Park
Written by Percy | 8th Dec 2015
You can land your Dinghy for free opposite Queen Anne's Battery on the Slipway by Mayflower Sailing Club.
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No Dinghy Park
Written by dslittle | 1st Aug 2015
Having spent a couple of nice days on a Royal Western Ycht Club buoy just North of Mount Batten, the only unfortunate thing to say is that there is no dinghy dock anywhere on the North shore. RWYC suggested using QAB to land. QAB wanted £8.50 for four hours to moor the dinghy. A real shame as we wanted to visit ashore and then revictual the boat. How can the City be so shortsighted???
Update March 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 20th Mar 2014
No changes, the text has been altered to include Lavantian's notes below.
Cargreen Yacht Club
Written by Lavantian | 8th Dec 2013
The Bar is open on Wednesday and Friday from about 19.00 to 21.30. If you would like to stay over night on a club mooring (no charge) contact the Len Baddeley the moorings officer on 07980451735 or 01822833814 for advice all moorings are swinging. New club members are alway welcome and we do not have a waiting list for moorings. visit www.cargreenyc.org for more information.
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