Visitor's Moorings - "Name & Shame"


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... Four (4) didn't pay in 2015, two (2) didn't pay in 2014, seven (7) didn't pay in 2013, two (2) didn't pay in 2012, four (4) didn't pay in 2011, four (4) didn't pay in 2010, four (4) didn't pay in 2009 and one (1) didn't paid their mooring fees in 2008 beyond the 14 days allowed which is very disappointing that 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...

 

2015

We had four (4) non-payers in 2015, two of which paid the first time they came but not on subsequent visits which is disappointing. We sent them four reminder e-mails but they failed 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.

 

2014

2014/1 Yacht Lachika on 05-08-2014

 Yacht Lachika

Yacht Lachika used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 5th August 2014, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date? This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...

2014/2 No named Cruiser on 19-09-2014

 

2013

2013/7 No name Yacht (Green/Cream) on 21-09-2013

  No name Yacht (Green/Cream)

No name Yacht (green/cream) used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 21st September 2013, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date? This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...

2013/6 Yacht Sulis on 21-09-2013

  Yacht Sulis

Yacht Sulis used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 21st September 2013, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date? This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...

2013/5 Yacht Meniheuonen on 10-09-2013

 

Yacht Meniheuonen used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 10th September 2013, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date? This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...

2013/4 Yacht Inniu on 16-07-2013

 Yacht Inniu

Yacht Inniu used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 16th July 2013, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date? This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...

2013/3 Motor Cruiser 76-32-YP 18-06-2013

 Motor Cruiser 76-32-YP

Motor Cruiser 76-32-YP used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 18th June 2013, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date? This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...

 

 

2013/2 Yacht Ocean Star 01-06-2013

 

 Yacht Ocean Star

Yacht Ocean Star used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 1st June 2013, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date? This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...

2013/1 Motor cruiser Freya 18-04-2013 

 Motor cruiser Freya

Motor cruiser Freya used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 18th April 2013, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date? This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...


2012

2012/2 Rojo 15-09-2012

 Yacht Rojo

Yacht Rojo used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 15th September 2012, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date? This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...
Unfortunately this is the second time this yacht has not paid for using the club's visitor's mooring, the last time being on 23rd May 2009 - it is very unfair that the club provides a safe mooring for yachts at great cost to the club and yet this skipper is unwilling pay to use it?

2012/1 No Name yacht 14-04-2012

  No Name yacht

This No Name yacht used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 14th April 2012, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date? This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...


2011

2011/4 No Name yacht 30-10-2011

 No Name yacht

This No Name yacht used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 30th October 2011, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date? This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...

2011/3) No Name yacht 26-09-2011

No Name yacht

This No Name yacht used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 26th September 2011, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date?  This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...


2011/2) Yacht Golden Acorn 27-07-2011

 Yacht Golden Acorn

Yacht Golden Acorn used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 27th July 2011, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date?  This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...


2011/1) Yacht Diana 29-04-2011

 Yacht Diana

Yacht Diana used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 29th April 2011, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date?  This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...

 

2010 

2010/4) Yacht Moonsong 12-09-2010

 Yacht Moonsong

Yacht Moonsong used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 12th September 2010, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date?  This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...

 

2010/3) Yacht Wayzgoose 28-07-2010

  Yacht Wayzgoose

Yacht Wayzgoose used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 28th July 2010, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date?  This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...


    
2010/2) Yacht Erythiea 30-04-2010

 Yacht Erythiea

Ketch, Erythiea, used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 30th April 2010, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date?  This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...


 2010/1) Yacht Minnie 28-04-2010

 Yacht Minnie

Yacht, Minnie, used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 28th April 2010, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date?  This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...


2009

2009/4) Schooner Flower of Caithness 17-09-2009

 Schooner Flower of Caithness

Two-masted schooner, Flower of Caithness, with a pirate flag as their ensign, used a Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitors' Mooring over night on 17th September 2009, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date?  This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid... The Mooring Officer contacted the charter company who owned the yacht and below you will find their unbelievable response...

This is the response from the operator of the Flower of Caithness, a crewed charter boat featured as a non-paying user. It is in response to two very polite messages sent, one as a direct e-mail to which there was no response and the other sent via their on-line bookings enquiry system, therefore the reference at the bottom to 'booking on the schooner'. Both simply stated the basis of our visitors' mooring and requesting payment, while welcoming future visits if payment is made. No doubt this vessel is as welcome at Lochgoilhead as it will be at Carrick Castle in future. (Note the moorings in Lochgoilhead have nothing to do with the visitors' moorings in Carrick Castle that are 15 tonne moorings that are also serviced annually at great expense to the club). It may be worth noting that this extract was sent on Saturday night when most 'Ale houses' are most definitely open, which might explain the semi literacy or inability to use a spell-checker.

Saturday, January 30, 2010 8:58 PM "Hi Carick Castle Boat Club. Thank you for including a picture of our schooner on your web page. Keep it on as long as you wish, it is probably the most interesting thing on your website anyway. We only visited your grotty little village because we were wrongfully informed that there was a house of ill repute there. An ale house. Unfortunately the ale house in question had been pulled down. (probably by the 'good living' churchgoers of the above mentioned grotty little hamlet. We have no intention of visiting Loch Goil at any time in the future. We have taken tourists to Loch Goil in the past so as to help your tourist industry and all we get is demands for mooring fees. (We can't trust your moorings anyway as we dragged the one in Lochgoilhead head) The mooring not being capable of holding the 15 tons as stated. Yours Pirate Pete. p.s. As regards booking a trip on the schooner don't think that you would fit in with the clientele."


2009/3) Ketch with no name 12-09-2009

 No name ketch 

A ketch with no name used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 12th September 2009, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date?  This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...


2009/2) Yacht Dixie 02-09-2009

  Yacht Dixie

Yacht Dixie used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 2nd September 2009, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date?  This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...


 

2009/1) Yacht Rojo of Fleetwood 23-05-2009

 Yacht Rojo of Fleetwood

Yacht Rojo of Fleetwood used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night on 23rd May 2009, yet has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to today's date?  This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...


 

2008

2008/1) Yacht Fiddlers Dram 28-06-2008

 Yacht Fiddler's Dram

Only one yacht that has used the Carrick Castle Boat Club's Visitor's Mooring over night in 2008 has not paid their £10.00 mooring fee to toay's date? That yacht is Fiddler's Dram on 28th June 2008 who phoned to say they would pay when they got home but haven't paid yet?  This photograph will be removed once the mooring fee has been paid...