Probably my most fun (?) departure was in those conditions. 250 foot salvage ship, on the quay wall in Truman Annex (the Old City Harbor, west end of the island) in Key West. Small concrete basin, on-setting wind dead on the beam, 30 gusting 35, with other tugs moored forward and aft with maybe ten feet clearance.It's really not that tough to park a boat when it's blowing hard up the bum. The bow stays down, it's just playing with throttle. 30 on the beam, that's a tad tougher.
Kept Line 2 (after bow spring) on for a bit while proving that we had enough engine power to lift off into the wind, then you just bite the bullet and go for it. Walk sideways upwind far enough to power out ahead but away from the entrance, spin her in place and make for the breakwater entrance, while tapdancing around the dredge who was working the center of the basin.
Had a brief moment of concern twisting around... when you realize you've got the engines running opposed at basically a Full Bell (3/4 throttle, or 12 kts in open water) holding all the forces in balance, and wonder what would happen if one quits - that concrete wall is probably going to get really close really fast.