Originally Posted by SDGANDER
So can I ask all who are criticizing the OP if they ever made a passage/trip and afterwards regretted it or won't do it again?
There is a lot to be said for learning from experience...
That's a fine question.
You will only get answers from survivors - and only who still mess with sibs.
In Spain a boat like mine (4 meters sib 20hp) cannot go further than 5 miles from shelter (beach, harbour, whatever) , provided you have the proper skipping license, VHF license and VHF radio (I do); Also, with a 4 meters sib you are not allowed tor skip beyond 4 Beaufort.
With a more restricted license (sports license), the distance is 4 miles from your usual mooring point/harbour, with a VHF radio. In case you do not have a VHF radio, distance is even more limited, just 2 miles.
Near coast skipping usually do not involve such conditions and distances. In the best conditions I can skip 5+5 miles. I believe I have plenty of adventure with that, without risking my life and others.