Piel Moorings

There have probably been small boat moorings in the lee of Piel Island for centuries. Piel castle was a fortified warehouse for the wool that the monks collected, they then exported it from the island.

As far as we know, the first members of GSC to lay their own there were Martin and Norman, back in 1991 and 1995 when Rod Scarr was King.

Since then the club has taken on the responsibility of laying and maintaining the moorings for the benefit of its members and other sailors when we are not using them. There are currently 5 club moorings in use, and 2 private ones - "Rice Pudding" and "Ocean Phoenix"

One of the 5 is inshore and can dry at LW

One is half way inshore and can almost dry on a spring tide LW

Two are mid range, no3 currently has a yellow buoy with No6 on it, confusingly.

GSC No1  is in deeper water and is right at the edge of the shipping channel.