It sounds as though your purpose is to make an express run to the Caribbean
. I believe your proposed route
will be neither fast nor comfortable
You cannot clear into the Bahamas at Cay Sal, so must (legally) enter at Cat Cay or Bimini
, then make your Southing.
As noted by Jack , you’d be slogging against both current
(Straights of Florida
at 3 to 6 Kts), and wind
(prefer SE to S, and you don’t want to cross in anything with any North component), then fighting the prevailing winds and currents in the Nicholas & Old Bahama Channels.
doesn’t offer cruiser-friendly* coastal-hopping, even for Non-Americans.
Cay Sal is mostly shallow (except at the Blue Holes), so you could anchor
almost anywhere, but there are no protected anchorages
* You must check in with the officials every time you enter a new port, and check out whenever you leave for another port. At a minimum, this means dealing with the Guarda Frontera, but often also involves officials from customs
, immigration, agriculture, public health
, and transport.
I suggest you take an alternative look at a cruise
through the Bahamas, then South, such as Bruce Van Sant’s “Thornless Passage”.