if the wind is anything like today, I would think really hard about going.
This morning the wind had a lot of south in it and was not too bad.
However this afternoon we went out from Cowes heading for Yarmouth way and it was way too rough. Coming back was even worse, the wind was a steady 7 with gusts higher, and we were still slightly in the lee of the Island.
A few degrees shift in the wind will make a huge difference in the sea state, and we cant rely on the wind will staying in the same direction all day.
Dont get fooled by leaving in the lea of land and get stuck later.
Anyway your all big enough and ugly enough to make you own decisions/errors