Originally Posted by whisper
Hi, I've already spoken to a few about this one, but I'm planning on going round the Isle of Wight early next year.
This will be my first time all the way around, so I really am open to advice on the best time and direction etc.
I think my rib's all up together now and with enough fuel tanks for the trip.
So let me know if you're interested or can offer any advice
Bembridge Ledge / Ryde Sands / "Solent Hazards" nothing to worry about - they're all on the chart and it's easy to set a course to avoid them.
When we went round a couple of years ago we had wind against tide at St Catherines which set up some interesting overfalls - choose time and weather to avoid this if possible.
Make sure you've got plenty of fuel.
Bedajim went round in his 4m Searider that day without a problem - and even had to tow me back from Yarmouth after all the bigger boats cleared off!