On the way back on Sunday afternoon after a good weekend in Brighton i come out turn autopilot on and off we go, sea was lumpy with a southerly around 10 mph wind.
As I am heading west I come across lobster pot city and steer keeping them to one side then I see the yacht racers and if I stayed on my current course I would go through the middle, if I turn inland I get closer to pots, do I go further out to sea to avoid them.
Looking at the distance it would have to be a good couple of miles by the time I went out and around their markers and back again. Due to the lumpy sea that would have added to the fuel cost and time. As it was safe and I saw a gap I took it. I was around 100 m to the closest.
That's about right do we think. But I still got the finger from someone on a yacht.