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Here is the channel. It is Westbrook in CT.
As you can see there is a lot of open (shallow) water on the right where the wind was coming from.
On the left is a stone man-made breakwater.
I was alone with a tiller with no lock.
I think the sailing on furled jib might have worked. If I can duplicate the situation I'll try it for a couple hundred yards before red 2 so I still have room to bail if It don't work.
Last edited by davidpm; 10-05-2011 at 12:40 AM.