A lot of east coast
sailors choose Bermuda as the destination for their first offshore passage
. Steve Black's Bermuda Cup Rally is indeed a good way to go. Lynne and I did it as the first-time offshore
venture for our new Island Packet
380 in 2003. It departs from Hampton, Virginia, though. We went in mid-June, returning on July 4th. It took us 4-1/2 days, each way.
I can't help you with first hand info regarding a St Augutine-Bermuda route
, but here are a couple of websites that might have some useful info:
The World Cruising Club Welcome to World Cruising Club ARC Europe
rally starts in St. Augustine in late May, I believe, and also from Antigua
in the West Indies. It's first leg is to Bermuda.
There's an established race
from Charleston, SC. They do it in late May.
Charleston to Bermuda Race 2007 | Home
Hope this helps.