Crew: Brian, Brandon & RW
Winds: NE to SE, avg ESE 5.2 kts, peak gust 13
Weather: Few clouds morning, clear by noon, 73 F, 30.13
Current: ebb - 1043 North Hill, 1108 Race Point
Start time: 1015
Start/Finish: Groton Long Point / Ram Island
Course: counter-clockwise Fishers Island; Distance: approximately 14.5 nm
Following the start, we favored west too much for too long while those sailing closer to the rhumbline towards Race Point benefited. The ebb was cooking big time at the top of Lord's Pass. We should have cut across at Can-9 rather than exposing ourselves to the current much too long on the rhumbline from Can-11.