Originally Posted by malyea
Thanks...too many missed my point I think...I don't want to hug the coast sailing south or do the ditch going south. The goal is to sail offshore, open ocean for several days heading east and enter the Bahamas from east to west.
Would like to hear from anyone who has done the passage in this manner. 7 to 14 days offshore is fine.
I think you're missing the point too. Experience here says DONT DO THAT ROUTE. But if you insist on beating into prevailing SE winds against a current that is 2-4 knots in the wrong direction (even if you're out of the main gulfstream)...its your boat.
Not many people do what you're doing, but hey if you discover some magic route where the eddies flow south, publish a book. Thats one way to keep the cruising kitty full!!!