Our stretch of the river Thames has traditionally been a layover point for sailing ships and barges as they waited for the flood tide to carry them up to their destination. Even today, visiting yachts find our moorings to be a convenient place to stop over on their way up to central London.

Heading up stream, you will spot our club house and moorings to starboard soon after passing Tilbury docks.

Boats of up to 38 feet are welcome to moor up on a spare mooring on our outer trot , which is the row of buoys closest to the centre of the channel. The western most mooring is designated for visitors, but if occupied you can pick up any other spare mooring (i.e. without strops) on this row.


There is no charge for using the mooring, however a donation of at least £10 would always be welcome. If the club house is open please feel free to come ashore and introduce yourself to members. We don't bite! You can contact the club house on Channel M / 37.

Please note that if the clubhouse is closed, the gates are also likely to be closed meaning that you cannot exit the club premises to go into Grays town centre.





All TYC members are reminded that special byelaws apply on the tidal Thames. All vessels, including those under sail, are required stay to the right of the fairway. Please apply common sense:

  • Do not cross in front of large vessels
  • Keep a lookout astern as well as ahead.
  • If approaching a large vessel,  make a prompt turn to starboard and get to the right side of the fairway. If you have a loud horn, sound one short blast, but in any case be clear and concise in your manoeuvres.
  • If sailing in races or company, make other boats aware of large vessels on channel 37 (M).
  • Consider making short tacks and go about midway across the fairway.
  • Always carry a functioning VHF Radio and maintain a listening watch on London VTS, unless participating in an organised club event where another channel is prescribed.

Complying with rules reduces the chance of over enforcement being applied, and learning to sail within the constraints will make you a better sailor. For more information please visit the PLA's Boating on the Thames website.

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