Originally Posted by EDonWalsh
..... I've had some really great sails in Navy Channel and one memorable day of making 6+ knots through the water and loosing ground on each tack. I would not take Navy Channel if I had strong current on the nose. ....
A note of interest - Navy Channel (indeed a challenging pass in the current) is one of the few that floods in a Southerly direction - most other areas in the Gulf Islands flood towards the North and out the various passes into Georgia Strait.