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Today at 1:15 PM was at approx. 41 15N and 072 03W
As you can see by my track

I did a quick check on my GPS and noticed I was very close to max ebb for the Race so figured I would turn around. The wind was very good about 15 knots.

I figured with that much current against me I would only make a couple knots overground.

As you can see I was going 4 to 5 knots.

Any explanation as to why.

The only thing I can thing of unless you see a dumb mistake is that I was just out of the current by a few hundred yards.

It would seem that anyplace in that area would have significant current though so I'm perplexed.
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