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15. Does sailing occur all year round from Lympstone?

In general, no.  

The Harbour operates on a two-season cycle, summer & winter.

During summer, the larger vessels reside on moorings, with tenders kept on the hardstanding. Sailing dinghies occupy the central hardstanding with paddlecraft on racks.  A sailing programme is organised by the Lympstone Sailing Club.

During winter, the sailing dinghies are removed from the Harbour & the summer-moored fleet returns to the hardstanding.   In general, little or no boating takes place.

Twice a year, the Harbour Board hires a large mobile crane for the transfer of the bigger vessels between land and water. The cost of the hire is shared equally by those whose vessels are lifted.