Several sailing clubs/associations enjoy the facilites of the Cattewater, including Plym Yacht Club, Mayflower Boat Owners Association, Royal Western Yacht Club, Hooe Point Sailing Club.

The Port of Plymouth Sailing Association hosts dinghy and yacht regattas in the port each year.

Sail Yachts in The Sound



Plymouth has hosted many notable races, including Power Boat Championships.  This year, Plymouth again hosted the start of The Transat Race.  Approximately 35 boats set sail in the solo race to New York in May 2016.

Power Boats


Harbour Leisure Moorings

The Cattewater Harbour Commissioners offer trot moorings for fin/bilge keel vessels up to 36' LOA and a limited number of licences for swinging moorings (to local residents).

The Commissioners also offer short stay seasonal Visitor moorings (swinging buoys at Mountbatten).

Oreston Trots

Please contact Sandra Lynch, for details of current mooring availability on Tel. 01752 665934 or email sandra@plymouthport.org.uk


Pre-season Maintenance

Due to the increased volume of craft staying afloat on the trot moorings over winter, the Commissioners have implemented a policy of charging £60 for each movement the harbour staff are required to undertake, to facilitate essential pre-season maintenance, when required, at the owner’s risk.  The Commissioners will not be responsible, or liable for any damage caused to, or by an owner's vessel during this movement.

The Commissioners are considering the matter of continuing with a 12 month term on the trot moorings.  Those who are asked to move but do not respond cause real challenges for the harbour staff tasked with mooring maintenance.  It may be that we revert to a 10 month licence in order to protect our requirement to access moorings on a timely basis.