Deer Isle Yacht Club

Sylvester Cove, Sunset, Maine

Mooring Space

Mooring space in Sylvester Cove is at a premium. The Cove, traditionally defined as the area inside the reef and out to the Nun, is a finite resource that has little, if any, space for more moorings. The DIYC is working on a long term strategy to better rationalize the use of space (small boats in shallower areas, larger boats in deeper areas, etc.). However, this will take time and cooperation by everyone involved. Right now, the club has a moratorium on members setting new moorings. The best way to maximize utilization of the existing moorings is to share their use as much as possible. Many of us who have moorings only actually need them for a few weeks a year. The rest of the time they sit idle while others who would like to have a boat in the Cove are unable to. So, with that in mind, the club is encouraging mooring owners to share their moorings with others. We are looking at ways to allow members to post information on mooring availability so stay tuned.

There is currently a waiting list for mooring space in the Cove. If you would like to get on the list, please email me and I’ll send you an information sheet so we have the pertinent information. My email is

Thank you for your understanding, support and help in cooperatively managing this valuable resource that all of us depend on.  Now for the legal disclaimer: The Deer Isle Yacht Club assumes no liability whatsoever for any activities associated with moorings in the Cove. All mooring owners are responsible for the maintenance of their own moorings and any use of their moorings by others is between the mooring owner and the user and the Deer Isle Yacht Club assume no liability associated with such use by the owner or others. Get the point?

Thanks very much to all who make it happen!

Jeff Wakelin, Chairman,  Harbor Committee

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