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As a rule of thumb, I always considered F6 the upper limit of going out, based on it could go up one or down. More recently I wanted to know what it would be like to experience a 7-8 or 9, so I enlisted with Adventures Offshore and made several passages across the North sea to Germany and Norway with experienced skippers in 50ft Oyster Ketches. In a F7 upwards, the passage is physically tiring, mentally draining, seasick inspiring, anxiety inducing, and I was always glad to see our destination. Sailing is for fun, getting there is by plane, car or ferry. If I was going to Chichester on Sunday26th, I’d leave Brighton about 10.30am to get the best tide and motor sail from the Owers.