Time the current
through the Race
and Block Island to be going with the tide if possible.
If you're going to anchor
, Block Island is best for a midweek stop. Consider Lake Montauk which has plenty of anchor
space, or Newport
which is much easier to grab a mooring
than block island.
If you're enter Nantucket
Sound from Buzzards Bay through Woods Hole, then be aware of very strong current
and pick a slack period. This is particularly an issue with the 'Straight Inlet'. When the tide is flooding in from Buzzards bay into Nantucket
Sound the strong current can push you sideways into the shoal if you take the 'Straight Inlet'. In these cases the 'Woods Hole' inlet is preferred, but I would strongly suggest going at slack tide. Active Captain
has a decent write-up that refers to it as 'scary'. It is accurate.