My boat's currently in East Hampton, NY and we're looking to get it to the Bahamas
as soon as hurricane
season is over. My preference would be to do a straight shot from Montauk to Georgetown
in early November. My alternate plan would be to move the boat further south in September (say to Norfolk) then do the Norfolk-Bahamas leg in November. However, from a logistics, time, and expense perspective, it would be a lot better to do a single passage
rather than breaking it up.
Having never left from as far north as Montauk, I'm a bit concerned about the November temperatures until we hit the stream (say 200 or so miles). I'm not too fussed about cold, but I don't want to be stuck in frigid temperatures or do something that's unsafe. (Ice on deck
In the past, we have sailed offshore
from Virginia to the Caribbean
, where it can be cool for your first day's sailing, but then you cross the stream and all is good.
Can I hear some thoughts from folks who've headed south from that area? Any thoughts or recommendations?