Originally Posted by imagine2frolic
Or just keep backing out? ...
Yep, nothing at all wrong with that...
Not that it matters, but our first vessel was a Catalina 30 as well and we used this very same process whenever the wind was blowing from said direction... just keep backing out until you get into the main channel and then point the "pointy end" forward!
Not too long ago, on our current 40'er, spent way too much time trying to fight the prevailing conditions while leaving our transient slip in Portsmouth while heading north... finally gave up and simply backed out of the slip and kept going until I got to an area that allowed me to turn around properly.
Some of us never learn ;-)
Carlos & Maria