- 23 May 2012
Exactly my experience, but as there was a Topper regatta that weekend I was asked if I would dine in the reception area. I dined with visiting Dutch mariners and had a most pleasant evening. And yes, I too was met at the pontoon to have my lines taken. First class, all round.They certainly didn't worry about that when three weary mariners arrived after making the passage from Whitby! They made us very welcome, even down to being met on the pontoon by a lady who helped with our lines. And no one even raised an eyebrow about us having a very nice meal in their posh dining room in very casual clothing. Altogether a very good first landfall in my new cruising ground.
P.S. The regatta was a disaster - very strong winds produced mayhem, but I understand no-one was hurt/lost/disgruntled!!