I seem to remember from a recent article in a boatie mag that the locals are still arguing about what colour to paint it or summat so its late. Any way St Sampsons is a dump so you dont want to go there. Its about 3 miles north of St Peter Port for the record which is much nicer
We sat outside - which in the right weather is imho a bit nicer - cos instead of sinking down to sill level which takes away the view, you are out and about with nicer view to herm/sark etc all the time.
I would reckon that if they had the right spaces and you hung about long enough, they *might* find a space if you really want. Though 55 etc were rafted up on the waity pontoon.
But genrally boat that size would have a better time using anchors more and possibly being elsewhere, in the w med, where overnight summer anchoring and prevailing winds ain't f4 w-sw but f2 variable...
um there's a whole variety. I think we were simply rafted up against a massive catamaran, itself on piles. In summer, you can expect to be rafted of course. I wd expect you to be on the waiting pontoon, really, which is ok if you have nice dinghy, no?
The outer non-marina bay is ok in reasonably calm conditions, and yes there was enuf shelter. It wd take onshore northerlies/ne to get you, i think. And, with a bigger boat it moves that much less. Anchored well, i reckon you would be able to sleep in that boat in quite a chop, really. The jkiler is when the waves come one way and the wind/tide another, but inttruth i reckon the moorings near but not in victoria wd be fine in most conditions.
Lots of visiting boats moor outside Victoria Marina and there are some permanent moorings there as well. One of the harbourmasters will allocate you a berth either rafted up on a pontoon or between 2 mooring buoys. It is a bit less frenetic than inside the marina but you have to take the dinghy or the (unreliable) water taxi to get to the shore and there's no electricity. The other problem is that if there is a strong wind with any east in it, its pretty uncomfortable but sheltered from every other direction. The big advantage of mooring outside is that you can leave at any state of the tide. Be aware that the Boatworks fuel pontoon is not accessible at LW and there are loads of photos in their office to prove it
There where boats over 67ft there last year, but probably book in advance, and get Dom to pilot you in and make sure eyes are very tightly closed on apporach, the enterance is more scary than a day out at Alton Towers....