If by straight line you mean a direct rhumb line course I would personally modify that slightly. I would set a course towards the Turks and Caicos
and then more or less follow the eastern edge of the Bahamas
. Once north of the Abacos set a course towards Daytona Beach area until 50-80 miles off the coast, then set a course direct to Hilton Head
This will give several benefits:
- you see the max benefit of the trade
winds and Gulf Stream
- you will be a little closer to the islands in case something breaks or you just feel like a little R&R.
- less chance of head winds on the last leg of the trip.
The time frame is about as good as it could get for the trip. Very low chance of a late season front from the north and pretty low risk of an early hurricane
. Although I have seen both the trip is short enough the forecast
should be accurate at least until the last few days of the trip for you to pick your weather