8:30 Pushed off at Greenport
9:10 leaving green gong “1GI” off Gardner’s Island. “We are going for it.”
9:45 first visible sign of Block Is. West wind going with us. The tops of the waves are just curling over, 15 MPH. Bumpier than we’d like on plane; 19 MPH is the optimum speed, but it is a lot of work throttling up and down constantly to stay in that sweet spot, 18-20mph. Too fast and we start pounding the sea, too little and we come off plane.
10:00 Montauk is now abaft our starboard beam. 13.5 miles to go. Shelly steered until the 7.5 miles to go mark giving me a break. When I took over, the wind was picking up, making things that much more bumpy, but manageable for the short distance remaining.
11:00 entered the Harbor at Block Island.
11:30 all secured after a challenging slip landing as the increasingly gusty wind complicated things. “Jay” the dock hand was very helpful. I lost a Maine Island Trails embroidered baseball hat overboard. No other damage to report.
Mostly sunny skies. Soon it will be time to venture out and explore Block!