But sailing East sure looks like hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of miles with the wind
likely on the nose based on the polars for December.
I've always wondered if the best way to get to the BVI's from Florida
at that time of year would not be to sail NE up to 30* or 31* North and then sail East. Look at the polars. In that way one would likely have a broad reach until one got to about W60* at which point one could begin to take a broad arc
SE to get to W65*. This trip might take a few more days, but the sail would be be much more enjoyable. The idea of slogging for 600+ miles hard on the wind
is less than appealing. One could make a case of why do it unless one has to.