Pile moorings in yacht.

Mooring a yacht between fore and aft between piles can be one of the biggest challenges when short handed or in difficult conditions.

One of the means of simplifying the task can be to ignore the bar that the mooring line should go round. Instead it may be easier to brief the crew to throw the rope over the top of the pile, effectively lassoing it.

Obviously, you will need to pull the boat backwards and forwards to attach the mooring lines properly once both piles have been lassoed.

This approach is especially useful when it is high tide and the mooring bar is very low down and near the deck. In this situation there is a considerable risk of someone being trapped between the post and the side of the boat. It is much safer to lasso the whole post, even if you do get some funny looks from other people!










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