I'm going to be leaving out of Jacksonville
and heading for West Palm Beach sometime around the end of March/first of April. I'm wondering about the best way to get there.
1. Head offshore
, but stay west of the Stream, and make it a two-day + trip
to the Space Coast, then duck in and ICW-it the rest of the way
all the way
4. Other suggestions
My crew is one newbie along for the ride, me (no offshore experience but a good amount of sailing), one guy with a lot of sailing and charting experience (no offshore), and one experienced bluewater cruiser.
I just wanted to get opinions from those who have experience with this area. We will be on my boat (Island Packet 27) but this would be my first 'long' trip - long meaning more than a day-sail. I would like to go for option #1 since we have a solid boat and an experienced crew but at the same time don't want to over-do it.