Originally Posted by ScottUK
I don't see the difference here. The times I have gone off shore, with the exception of racing, a departure date was determined and we left when the weather permitted. Think that's fairly typical.
You're right. There is always a schedule. But a schedule you set for yourself is very different than a schedule set by an organization you're looking to, backed by weather advice its providing, reinforced by another 115 boats you're supposed to sail with.