White Bay is almost never a good idea. Not during the day, and not during the night. It does not matter what your skillset is. The guy beside you that anchored on top of you will not have the same skill set. Swells and squalls are unpredictable. The holding is poor and there is simply no room for error. The hand full of moorings that are there are on single screws with poor scope. I will not take my personal boat in there. I would never take anyone else's.
To add to what Captain Jay said the Moorings in White Bay are sand screws. Because of the depth there is almost no scope to cushion the impact of wave action snapping the mooring pennant tight. They can and will pull out. The same situation exists in CGB which is why you don’t want to be moored there in a North swell even if you find it passable on a cat from a comfort standpoint. G
East swell is forecast this week. (Also northeast swell one day.) Are there any places in particular to avoid mooring overnight in those conditions?
Sedona you mentioned previously that you had a captain and sort of insinuated that his judgment wasn’t satisfactory, obviously from your standpoint I’d like to ask what your doubts are from your Capt’s suggestions?.
No, I said initially we were bareboating and concerned about our ability. We then hired a captain and I’m sure he will be great. I’m just trying to understand the possibilities for where we may go. NWS says E winds 15-20 remainder of week with 4 ft north swell. (I misread above— wasn’t East swell .)