Jono has all the right ideas as to this trip, the weather forecast is just a best guess and could get much worse. We all have to bite the bullet sometimes if we get caught out, but to set off on a trip like this with little or no experience and also to suggest following the ferry is at best foolhardy.
Take a good level two course and then crew for a trip or two and then think of chasing the raised limits of your abilityís
Donít forget that your bad judgment could result in the loss of a much needed lifeboat man.
Think again and enjoy ribbing and gaining experience in better weather and in the company of others who have worn the T shirt etc