Thanks for such great info!
So it sounds like I can go up around Bonita and check things out, which makes me feel better. I did a lightship sail last season, and it was much like your picture (though waaaay foggier).....and with less wind
.....Also did an amazing Drake's Bay trip with perfect wind in both directions, so I can't complain
If we end up transiting the channel I'll be sure to post back on Thursday and let you all know how it looked, as well as give you the crab tally