History of the Harbour

Mylor Yacht Harbour was originally the most westerly Naval Dockyard and victualling station in England, then home of HMS Ganges and the Packet ships and centre for the French Resistance during the Second World War.

Mylor, now home to the last fleet of Oyster fishing boats under sail, is a haven for water-lovers of all types, whether you enjoy crabbing with the children off the pontoon, cruising local waters or racing further offshore.

A naval history

The parish church in Mylor is dedicated to St Melorus (or Milor, Melor). The churchyard contains many graves of those who made their livings on the sea. These include the graves of several Packet ship captains.

There is also an attached graveyard for more than 60 of the men and boys of HMS Ganges, a naval training ship that was moored at Mylor for over 30 years in the late 1800s. The ship became infamous for its harsh conditions and zealous discipline

The present day

In 2011 the new Mylor Yacht Club was built. The project cost over £1million and incorporates Café Mylor and Watersports shop. Alongside this construction there is a new shower block for berth holders and visitors to the harbour and the lower car park has been raised by 1m to prevent the high water flooding disrupting operations.

The marina has seen the installation of new service bollards to ensure a safe and reliable electrical supply and water for all berths with hoses for boat owner use.

We were lucky enough to act as the host training camp for the Paralympic GB sailing team while they prepared for the Paralympics in September 2012. It was great having them onsite during the summer.