LETTERSFrom Chris Lisher, harbourmaster and chief executive, Yarmouth Harbour:
Re Yarmouth Harbour’s pink piles (CP, letters 25-05-12).
Mr Stone, your correspondent last week, is clearly not a modern man otherwise he’d understand that pink is the new black!
The commissioners are also paying homage to the older yachtsmen many of whom prefer to wear pink trousers!
On a more serious note, Yarmouth Harbour has for many years had a variety of coloured piles — red, yellow, green, blue and white. Many of our visiting yachtsmen and women are inexperienced and don’t know the layout of Yarmouth Harbour, so we find it safer, quicker and less confusing to direct visitors to berths by colour of piles. This also helps to reduce congestion in the harbour entrance.
The pink-piled area will be heavily used by small craft and RIBs and so it needed a distinctive bright colour so the boat owners, most of whom will only be in the harbour for a few hours, can quickly and safely moor their boats.