Re: Saybrook to Block I
You do not spend a lot of time in the race itself, but the currents between there, while not dangerous, are enough to make it worthwhile going with the tide. So you will be in fairly strong currents from just outside Saybrook until you get pst the race at Fisher's Island.
It is an enjoyable sail. On my cruise last summer I circled between Block and Saybrook, picking up and dropping off crew at a marina there.