The position of the mooring is 41 deg 11.283 min, 71 deg 34.894 min.
No unattended overnight boats to be allowed
A maximum of no more than a four night stay be allowed. We collectively felt that a boat that had been on the mooring since a Wednesday would consider taking a New Shoreham mooring on Saturday morning as one became available. Since many boaters might only have a Saturday evening to spend on Block Island, the member who had been there for the three previous evenings might assume that another would also show up when it was too late to get a municipal mooring. We hope that the Corinthian spirit prevails.
Mooring usage is on a first come - first serve basis.
There is a mandatory three-boat rafting allowance that is not based on the permission of the other boater. This is an expectation that is set by the Town of New Shoreham.
The maximum length for a boat on the mooring is 55 feet.
We made a call to the Harbor Master on Block Island as the application language was not entirely clear cut. Any member in good standing who flies a club burgee from the mast is eligible to use the mooring. There are members who do not own boats, or who may borrow a boat or charter a boat. They are welcome to utilize this Club asset, as it is not solely for Club members who are also boat owners who are also boat owners. This Corinthian spirit stuff pops up here again. We would hope that no Club member charters their boat and then allow a nonmember to use the spot. The New Shoreham Harbor master will have a copy of member names as well as boat names. Their policing responsibility will partially be based upon this information.
We would encourage members to visit the Message Board for the mooring and express their feelings and experiences. We will be re-discussing this at the end of the season. This information will help us as we review and perhaps modify our policy.
Created by Roy Guay 08/02/03