Originally Posted by ncp
This was the last location I saw:
From what I've heard, she's in. I haven't seen pictures yet!
What's up with her line? Is that all due to currents and wind? (She started at 3A local time)
The current just after she started looks to have taken her to the North east, and then to SW later in the day.
I have not done the swim, but would guess they are pretty well planned with the tides, so that the resultant track looks similar to that.
The shortest distance would be by swimiing heading in a direction of about 135, and letting the tidal current take you where it wants, as it can be up to 5 knots at times, although I suspect not today.
No point in trying to swim against it, you just end up swimming a longer distance.