Originally Posted by Pikey Dave
Generally forget Whitby if there's any North or East in the wind. I've been out from Whitby in a F8 westerly & it was flat calm under the cliffs & in the bay. Marty Chappelow is your man for the east coast. Never been to Warsash, so can't advise. The beauty of Whitby is the sheltered launch, pontoons, facilities & the fact that you can poddle about in the river & inner harbour if it's too rough to get out. Saying that, the river will be pretty brisk after all this rain. If you get blown out altogether there's always fish & chips
Our maiden launch was whitby and that is where we would rather head , it's a bit nearer so better for a day run . We have launched from warsash and your right it's easier in a low tide but possible in high . The one launch we did from whitby it was quite choppy and we found it difficult to get any speed at all . I have been looking at the swell app that one of you guys sent but because I don't know what the swell measured on the day we were there I have nothing to compare it to .
I think I will take your advice and see what the wind direction is and then make decision .
We found warsash really good and the harbour staff were really helpful but it's just quite a bit further and you cannot beat whitby fish and chips .
Sorry for the delay just been to see 12 years a slave Long but good