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Timing is everything here.
Eldridge is your friend for this trip. It contains very specific guidance for timing the currents. As previously posted, weather is also a factor, especially at the Race or Plum Gut with respect to wind against current. If the vis gets real bad, I usually make a Securite call with position reports especially in the vicinity of the ferry routes. Often, you can ask them if they see any traffic on RADAR or AIS. Watch out for tows east/west bound and a sharp lookout for fishing gear.
Here's another source for info on currents that will affect the timing of your mission.
Tidal Current Tables
If you pooch the timing and don't have enough HP, consider getting "out of the way" and anchoring for a fair tide.
We won an Around LI Race one year by anchoring for a bit!
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Re: Long Island Sound to Chatham, MA

Thank you all for some very useful information. I hope to be heading up to
Chatham, MA about the middle of June. I plan to take about 5 days to get there and leave the boat there for the Summer.

Thank again,

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