Re: Saybrook to Block I
..as I recall it's about 35 miles + or -
Timing the race is key..so 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.