On days like we have had lately, you could indeed start at Baby Beach and hug the jetty the entire channel to the ocean. Typically, that's not the case because the wind direction doesn't cooperate and you are right, you would be in a very dangerous situation tacking in the very narrow channel. In my haste I didn't think it through and thought I'd launch from Baby Beach. Bad idea!
What I was seeking advice on was if the Bat would have enough flotation to allow me to up-haul the sail, or would it sink?