This is for Hurst castle. near enough to the Needles to be relevant.
My Co pilot and I were a little taken aback when we returned to Yarmouth after visiting the Needles all full of adrenalin since we had been having a good blast about. Because as we turned South in to Yarmouth we suddenly became aware of the wind blowing up from the South west. It was a bit of a shock. And I guess on the whole way back up the Solent we wouldn't have appreciated what the wind was doing. We noticed it a couple of times when circled whilst waiting for everyone to catch up. It was a lot fiercer wind than was forecast.
Today would have been dodgy.