Sailboats or boats that draw 4′ or more need to proceed with caution in the channel. Depths of 4.5′ (hard packed, not silt) have been reported near the channel buoy closest to the SW corner of the BCYC wall with WSW winds at approx. 8 knots. Winds from the North help the depth a little but may not be present when you are navigating the channel. Please use extreme caution when entering or leaving the channel.