Tried st catherines today! It was really nasty! My planning was for friday but got delayed, so I endured, despite hitting it at tide change and horrible wind! NOT TO SMART
Cruised at 33kts average from solent but st catherines knocked me down to a very un comfortable 18knts, with the boat landing twice on its ends for what seemed like every wave!
windfinder says it was 0.9m waves at 3 second intervals f5. They appeared considearably higher and as steep as a wall! quick look in binos and it looked similar all way south of island!!!
Im curious to know if with a sw wind as today does it ease off once your clear of the race????? I made it past the light house from east to west but I was less than happy and turned around before i broke myself or the boat!