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post #10 of Old 07-05-2001
BertCohn
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sailing from western LI sound to Block Island

When going from LI sound to Block check with Eldridge re tides and currents and try to get the best combo for your trip.
Plum gut or the Race are easy if you go through at slack tide.
They get very choppy when the wind and the tide are in opposite directions.
Sometimes you want to go through Watch Hill if it gives you a better condition (slack) for your trip.
We sail out of Greenport and go through all of the passages to go to CT or East to Newport.
The overall goal is to ride the current out East and get as much current as possible going to Block.
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