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post #4 of Old 05-14-2013
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Re: Saybrook to Block I I recall it's about 35 miles + or -
Timing the race is don't worry too much when the connecticut river current turns. The current will turn at the race before that. I think It's about 14 miles to the race from OS, so if you want to be there at the turn leave OS about 2 1/2 hours before. You can certainly leave a little later.. and get a nice push out. It could get very choppy in any kind of east wind with outgoing current. And, of course, fog is always a possibility. Keep your eyes out for the crossing ferries. Otherwise it's a pretty quick trip.. Most times I've been through in that direction ( early morning) it's been pretty benign.

Take a look at eldridge.
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