Sailing in Cornwall

Sailing - North Cornwall Coast: PADSTOW | NEWQUAY | PORTREATH
Sailing - Far West Cornwall: ISLES OF SCILLY, ST MARY'S | ST IVES | PENZANCE | NEWLYN
Sailing - South Cornwall Coast: PORTHLEVEN | FALMOUTH | CARRICK ROADS
Sailing - East Cornwall Coast: MEVAGISSEY | FOWEY | LOOE | TORPOINT

Lakes & Reservoirs

Torpoint Marina -

70 + Marina Berths
100 + Swinging Moorings and Trot Moorings
Free Courtesy Boat
All pontoon walkways
are well lit and have ample fresh water and electricity points

All our moorings at Torpoint marina are within the main port watch tower and H.M. Devonport Dockyard

Adjacent to theTorpoint marina car parking area is Mosquito Sailing Club a friendly yatch club that makes all yachtsmen very welcome.

Torpoint Yacht Harbour, Marine Drive, Torpoint PL11 2EH 01752 813658 click here for details

 

Southdown Marina -
Latitude 50 deg 22.2 N Longitude: 4 deg 11.5 W

Marina and moorings on the western bank of the river Tamar - quiet non commercialised location with pontoon (drying) , swinging and trot moorings

Southdown Marina. Southdown Quay, Millbrook Cornwall PL10 1HG
01752 823084
Click here for details

THE EAST COAST

Torpoint

Torpoint Marina stands just inside the western bank of the River Tamar, facing Plymouth's great naval dockyard. Although not a holiday resort, its situation makes it a natural centre for sailing as well as for sea and river angling.

The town itself has no harbour as such, but the 200-year-old Ballast Pound, a scheduled ancient monument, has been developed into a yachting harbour capable of accommodating up to 100 craft - forming Torpoint Marina.

The Ballast Pound is a square tidal harbour on the foreshore, 3 miles from the breakwater. Built by the Navy Board in 1784 as a shelter for ballast barges which served the sailing ships of that day, it consists of four 240ft walls enclosing 1.25 acres of water. Access to the river can be gained at every tide through a 35ft entrance on the seaward side.

The River Tamar itself is navigable well past the ancient town of Saltash where the twin Tamar and Royal Albert Bridges span the river between Cornwall and Devon. Just beyond the town the St. Germans (or Lynher) River branches off west to St. Germans, Cornwall's ecclesiastical capital, offering a further 5 miles of creeks and tributaries. Outside the breakwater, there are anchorages off Kingsand and Cawsand for those not wanting to venture upriver.

Harbour Characteristics

Ballast Pound is well sheltered and the channel has been dredged to 6ft below chart datum and is accessible at all states of the tide.

Visitors' Moorings

Pontoon moorings on deep water are available as well as quayside moorings for vessels able to take the ground.

The Trot moorings along the North side of Mount Edgcumbe offer an idyllic and relaxing setting

Pilotage

Normal charter pilotage from Plymouth breakwater, through the narrows, to west bank of River Tamar, Ballast Pound quarter of a mile downstream from chain ferry. Bearing 31 0T from Battery Buoy in the narrows.

 

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