If a visiting boat uses one of the club’s two blue 15 tonne maximum Visitor’s Moorings and hasn’t paid the £10.00 charge by going to www.pay-mooring.co.uk or put the money in the letter box by the notice board near the castle, as stated on the mooring buoys, after 14 days all boats that haven’t paid will be displayed here. All boats are photographed that use the Visitors’ Moorings.
These mooring buoys cost over £1,500 each to install and money has to be raised annually to service the moorings and pay the Crown Estate’s annual mooring fees too, so the club relies on the honesty of skippers to pay up and makes it easy using a credit/debit card via PayPal on the Internet even providing free WiFi Internet access at the moorings. We also say the fee can be paid once you are home!
Boats that still have to pay are shown below and when they have paid, their photograph(s) will be removed…
2018 – One (1) didn’t pay for 12 nights in a row after breaking down and not contacting the club.
2017 – one (1) didn’t pay
2016 – five (5) didn’t pay of which one was for two nights.
2015 – four (4) didn’t pay, two of which paid the first time they came but not on subsequent visits which is disappointing.
2014 – two (2) didn’t pay
2013 – seven (7) didn’t pay
2012 – two (2) didn’t pay
2011 – four (4) didn’t pay
2010 – four (4) didn’t pay
2009 – four (4) didn’t pay
2008 – one (1) didn’t pay
Fourteen (14) days allowed for visitors to pay which is very disappointing when some yacht skippers will use a mooring without wishing to pay the £10 fee? One wonders why? If they can’t afford the fee they should anchor? The club has provided these moorings for the sole benefit of visitors to Carrick Castle! Thank you to all those that have paid – these fees pay for the Crown Estate’s mooring fees, the annual servicing and upkeep of the visitor’s moorings…
We send out up to four reminder e-mails but they still fail to respond – remember we provide the visitors’ moorings for you, not for us! One did respond a year later and paid and their yacht’s photo was removed from our website.