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we have a similar issue here at the beaufort (ft macon) inlet..
on a NE wind and falling tide the water can move 7-8 knotts... coming into the inlet you are nose into the wind.... when you tack, you loose more ground that you could ever make up, and being a narrow channel, you are tacking often...
Once it was getting dark and we were full throttle on the yanmar, and still took 1.5 hours to go a few hundred yards......
now we sail with the tides.