- Jul 27, 2011
Yeah. When the wind gets up sailing Santa Monica Bay can be challenging. It’s a very large bay fully open to the west.The difference between there and the SP Channel is that when sailing along the shores of SMB you’re close to shelter and services, including rescue services, if you need either. If you are wet, cold, and/or sick relief may be only one hour of travel distant, etc. Out in the midst of the SP Channel not so readily; perhaps an important distinction. But a craft should be fully prepared for sea conditions whenever it departs to go there, even if not intended for long or far IMHO.