The offer of free moorings to visiting yachts within the Bailiwick has been yanked away by the States of Alderney.
The offer saw 70 visitor moorings in Braye Bay given free of cost to visiting yachts. Free water taxi services were also supplied.
It was launched, with lavish promotion in Bailiwick media, on 19th June in conjunction with the Staycation campaign, which encouraged Guernsey residents to come to Alderney.
This week the offer was unceremoniously terminated, apparently following a decision by the Policy and Finance Committee on July 30th.
The press release ran:
‘Braye Harbour mooring fees, suspended in June to encourage visiting yachts from within the Bailiwick, will again be payable at £20 per night from Monday, August 10th.
‘Charges for use of the water taxi were reinstated from Monday, August 3rd and the post-lockdown offer of a free crane lift for local boats returning to the water is no longer available.
‘By offering free moorings and free water taxi since mid-June, Braye Bay has seen an increasing number of visiting yachts from the other Bailiwick islands. However, Policy & Finance Committee decided last week (July 30th) the time was right to reinstate the charges.’