Piled & Deep Water Sinker Moorings Available!


Established in 1959 we are close to the entrance of Portsmouth harbour.
You will find us adjacent to Royal Clarence Marina and Burrow Island, Forton Lake extends beyond the millennium lifting bridge and our moorings shelter behind the sand bar and extend up the creek.

We have a varied mix of Sailing Yachts and Motor Boats up to 30ft in length.
We enjoy social functions in our modern clubhouse or barbecues overlooking the harbour in our spacious yard.
Our refurbished pontoon and storage racks for tenders give us good access to our boats.

Come and join us or contact us if you would like more information!

We welcome new membership enquiries.
At present we can offer membership to the owners of boats 30ft and under. We currently have piled moorings and deep water sinker moorings all within rowing distance from the main pontoon. Please read our 'faq' page, then use the 'contact us' page.

QHM Portsmouth require all boats moored in the harbour to be licensed. This is so QHM can identify boats that have broken adrift or boats that have been dumped. QHM allocate numbered stickers to GCC. Each season our Hon.Mooring Officer, Trevor Pottle, issues these to all boats moored in our jurisdiction and notes which number goes with which boat. These are to be in place early each season.

Furthermore if you have a GCC mooring then you need a sticker. This sticker is to be placed somewhere on the port quarter which is between midships and the stern on the Port Side and never on the stern. Boat Insurance goes 'hand in hand' with this, the QHM requiring a minimum of £3,000,000 public liability insurance. Please ensure our Membership Secretary has a copy of your up to date insurance certificate - thanks. All other mooring matters should be addressed to our Hon.Moorings Officer, Trev Pottle.


Small Boat Channel Rules

As regular users of the harbour it worth a reminder that, with the arrival Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers, the General Direction in relation to the use of the Small Boat Channel was updated.

The Portsmouth Harbour entrance and main approach channel is considered a narrow channel in accordance with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions and Sea (COLREGS) and as such, all mariners are reminded that in accordance with Rule 9(b) "a vessel of less than 20 metres in length or a sailing vessel shall not impede the passage of a vessel that can safely navigate only within a narrow channel or fairway".

Vessels under 20m are to use the Small Boat Channel which is General Direction 02/17: Portsmouth Harbour Entrance-Approach Channel, Small Boat Channel, Swashway and Inner Swashway, full details of this can be read here:


This image is listed in the General Direction but advises some of the key points of the Small Boat Channel.

Attached is an extract of the General Direction which can be taken afloat. It is also worth mentioning that shipping movements, tidal information etc are published daily via the Queens Harbour Master Webpage: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsmouth

Should you wish to get in touch, please don't hesitate to contact the department via: portsmouth@qhm.mod.uk

Thank you and safe boating.

Port Safety Officer Assistant, QHM Portsmouth, Room 404A, Semaphore Tower, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LT.
Email: NAVYNBCP-COBQHMPSOA@mod.uk / rebecca.walford344@mod.uk Tel: Civ: 02392 725104 Mil: 9380 25104
Online: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsmouth.