Originally Posted by martini
I've got a 35lb delta with 10 metres of 3/8" chain but I still wouldn't be that tight!
It's good holding in Braye unless it's NE. That said, I don't think they've ever run out of moorings even during the eclipse when the dinghy pontoon was mobbed.
In all seriousness, I think anyone contemplating this trip with less than a 6m boat needs to think very carefully and be very confident with open sea passages. On most previous trips the conditions have been fantastic to the point it would have been practically possible to do it on a li-lo, but I do recall a couple of years ago the hardened Osprey ribbers Mollers and Bedajim decided to sit it out for a few extra hours because their first attempt to return home was a bit more more lively than they fancied. I don't want to put anyone off, but bear in mind that the return journey can't be predicted to the same extent as the outbound for weather conditions.