I see in PBO that there is a new "Small Boat Channel" in Cowes, running from the East side of the main channel opposite the Town Quay, to the end of the Shrape Breakwater.
This looks like a usefull dodge to & from the East, anybody used it yet? any points that may be handy to note?
We often leave Cowes on the Spring Stand, 2 hours after LW, to get back up to Fareham at HW. Going out it looks streight forward enough, but is it clear enough coming in or are you right in amongst the moorings?